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Urn

Spherical body with flat bottom. Around the neck is modeled a design like a twisted cord, with knots at intervals. Below the ridge is a large incised meander pattern. The handle is missing.

Provenance

By 1888: with Augusto Alberici (said to be from a tomb on the slope of Monte Cucco); April 14, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Augusto Alberici; 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, Villanovan, Villanovan I, 950–880 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 586.

Accession Number

88.544

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels