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Amphora

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Above each handle is an archaic mask. On the shoulder is an egg-and-dart pattern and a scroll pattern, below which is a row of pendants, interrupted on each side by a head in high relief.

Provenance

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,

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 669.

Dimensions

43.1 cm (16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.200

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels