Pendant amulet in the shape of a bull's head
Greek or Italic
Late 7th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 275.
Length: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Miss Rosamond Lamb Collection; Feb. 2, 1928: gift to MFA from Miss Rosamond Lamb in the name of Miss Rose Lamb
Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb in the name of Miss Rose Lamb