Ram's head: boss of a votive shield
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 711; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 128 (additional published references).
Diameter: 8.5 cm ( 3 3/8)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The metal is very thin. The small holes in the flange around the neck indicate the relief was attached to a larger surface, probably a wooden votive or funerary shield. Two small fragments are missing from the nose. Crusty green patina.
By 1908: Alfred Greenough Collection; accessioned by MFA, December 12, 1957
Alfred Greenough Collection