Pendant amulet in the shape of a bull's head

Greek or Italic
Early Archaic
Late 7th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 275.

Dimensions

Length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.26

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Head of a bull with a ring for suspension at the top; the back is hollowed, and there is a bar across the hollow. The hair and eyes are treated in a formalized manner. An indentation in the nose may be a casting mark. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: Miss Rosamond Lamb Collection; Feb. 2, 1928: gift to MFA from Miss Rosamond Lamb in the name of Miss Rose Lamb

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb in the name of Miss Rose Lamb