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The circular body is supported by four legs and feet. One spout consists of the head of a horned animal (a bull) on a circular neck. Opposite is a second spout of orthodox form, backed by a curved handle. Black burnished surface, kiln cracks. One horn repaired. Tarquinia type


By 1977: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 8, 1978

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund, No. 2

Italic, Etruscan, Late Villanovan, 7th–6th century B.C.


16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto


The Ancient World