Attachment or handle with bull's protome
Early Byzantine Period
5th–6th century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 098.
Height x width: 11.5 x 10 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Attachment or handle with stylized bull’s protome surrounded on three sides by flattened rings with incised circular decoration. Within the ring below the animal’s snout is set a Greek cross, a motif echoed by a smaller cross engraved on the bull’s forehead. The ring on the left side of the head has been broken away; the entire surface is covered with a pale green patina.
By 1973: Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner to MFA, March 14, 1973
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner