The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
The small vestigial horns identify this as a calf's head rather than a bull's head. Hollow, made of thin sheet gold in left and right halves. The ears were added separately.
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. IV, 33, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Williams, Dyfri and Jack Ogden. 1994. Greek Gold: Jewelry of the Classical World. no. 188, p. 249, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 392, p. 240, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.