Statuette of a bull
Late Etruscan or Republican Period
3rd–1st century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 170.
Length: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The right side of a bull’s body, in high relief, was originally attached to some other object. The head is turned to the right, and the tongue lolls out to the right side. A flower with leaves springs up the middle of the stomach, half-way up the right side. The tail has been broken off. Brown patina. Badly corroded.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Florence.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution