Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Handle

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period


Accession Number

68.733

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Handle of a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of a bull’s head, hollow in back, with three rings from the face. Lower ring subdivided by T-shaped piece, with central knob and one at either end. Face very worn; traces of incised forelock. Left-hand ring cracked. Greenish-brown patina.

Provenance

1968, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 13, 1968)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner