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Amphora with cover

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(a) Amphora. Not polished. Wide flat lip with a vertical rim. On the shoulder is a band of embossed double pendants. There are relief lines above and below the pendants. Above each handle is a thin, archaic mask. On the outside of each handle is a dog lying down. (b) Cover-High with a...

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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, 550–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Clusium (Chiusi), Etruria, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 667.


49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World