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Vase of goblet shape, with cover

(a) Vase. Decorated with a band of five crouching lions. Above and between the lions are small knobs with ram's horns (b) Cover. Three profile archaic heads in relief, separated by hasp-like ornaments. Faintly drawn zigzag at the edge


By 1875: in a public collection in Chiusi; sold at public sale in Florence to J. J. Dixwell (said to be from Chiusi); gift of J. J. Dixwell to MFA, March 1876

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 654.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World