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Handle from a chest or a vessel

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A handle of a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of a bull's head with three rings from the face. The head is hollow, the rings solid. The design is highly stylized. The rings are flat and broad, each with an inset or incised circle at its lowest part. Green patina.


By 1965: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, November 10, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Greco-Roman, Hellenistic or Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 405.


Height x width: 8 x 7 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World