The handle is from a chest or vessel, perhaps a cauldron, in the form of a bull's head with three rings emanating from the face. The bull's head is hollow; the rings, solid. Dark green patina. Paired in Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes with 65.1340.
By 1966: Richard R. Wagner Collection (said to come from Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, November 9, 1966
Gift of Richard R. Wagner