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Handle (one of a pair), from a chest or vessel

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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

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 404.


Height x width: 7.2 x 8 cm (2 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World