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Polished surface. High foot, high neck, grooved handles. On rim, four thin, vertical masks project above the edge. On the neck, two masks with long curls. On the body, a band of two figures repeating, a sphinx and a man holding a goat. On the shoulder, a band of lions and sphinxes.


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, Late 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Clusium (Chiusi), Etruria, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 666.


Overall: 51cm (20 1/16in.) Other (D): 25.5cm (10 1/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World