26 - 27 October 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE BOSS IN THE FORM OF A RAM'S HEAD
CIRCA 500 B.C.
The frontal face with long nose and prominent lips, with large ribbed curling horns, repaired
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. max.
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 81.
Cf. M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Boston, 1971, p. 483, no. 711 for similar ram's head votive shield boss.
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