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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.


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


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto


The Ancient World