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Attachment or handle with bull's protome

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Attachment or handle with stylized bull's protome surrounded on three sides by flattened rings with incised circular decoration. Within the ring below the animal's snout is set a Greek cross, a motif echoed by a smaller cross engraved on the bull's forehead. The ring on the left side of the head...

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By 1973: Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner to MFA, March 14, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Wagner

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 5th–6th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 098.


Height x width: 11.5 x 10 cm (4 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World