Votive bull

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 058; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 6.5 x 8.7 cm (2 9/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.743

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The inscription on the right side runs from the tail to the head: (Greek inscription to be added ). On the left side it runs from the shoulder to the tail: (Greek inscription to be added). Tail and perhaps the ends of the horns missing. Surfaces worn down and corroded. Greenish, brown patina.

Inscription

On the right side it runs from the tail to
the head:
HIROSTOPADAOIS
On the left side it runs from the
shoulder to the tail:
ONIPPO

ΗΙRΟΣΤΟΠΑΔΑΟΙΣ
ΟΝΙΠΠΟ

Provenance

By date unknown: with Dr. Elie Borowski, Angensteinerstrasse 7, Basel, Switzerland (said to come from the Kabeirion, Thebes); gift of Dr. Elie Borowski to MFA, June 28, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski