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Cup of goblet shape

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Polished surface. High stem with two rings. The foot has a ridge near the outside. On the vertical edge are four archaic female masks projecting above the rim; between these are four bosses.

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, Archaic Period, Mid to late 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 649.

Dimensions

16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

76.208

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels