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Pendant in the form of a bull's head

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A pendant in the shape of the head of a bull. Formed from pale sheet gold with separate gold sheet ears and horns. The backside of the neck is closed by a flat sheet of gold projecting beyond the neck in ovolos outlined in beaded wire. There is a ring attached at back of neck. The pendant is...

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By date unknown: with Dr. Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston (said to have been found near Izmir [Smyrna]); April 7, 1958: purchased by MFA from Dr. Hugo Weissmann for $ 1,500.00

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.


Length (of plate): 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants