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Pendant amulet in the shape of a bull's head

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

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

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

28.26

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets