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A bull's head, with a circular tip on the right horn and large ears. The slender neck forms the attachment. The tip of the left horn is missing. Brown patina, with earth encrustation in places.

Provenance

Hay Collection

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Greek, Orientalizing Period, about seventh century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 403; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4452

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels