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Amphora with cover

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(a) Amphora. Not polished. On shoulder, a double band of embossed pendants, relief lines above and below. Above each handle, a vertical archaic mask projecting above edge. On each handle, a dog lying down. (b) Cover. High with a central knob.


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. 668.


45 cm (17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World