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Amphora with lid

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Sides A and B: Dolphin between two entwined snakes. Large eyes left and right. Blackish glaze on buff clay, with additions in red, white and brown paint. Piece missing from lid.


By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from Vulci); November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 1,800-

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.


Height (max. with lid): 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); Height (without lid): 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World