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Dark red clay with black surface. Shoulder fluted in diagonal lines. The vertical mouth is slightly concave. The handle is vertical with a bisected opening.


By 1888: with Alessandro Fausti (said to be from a tomb on the slope of Monte Cucco); purchased by R. Lanciani from Alessandro Fausti; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Proto-VIllanovan, Final Bronze Age, 1020–950 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 594.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, impasto


The Ancient World