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Polished surface with very thin walls. Sides embossed with flutings. High strap handle with a wing projecting near the top. On inner side of handle in low relief, a figure grasping two lions by their front paws.


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, Orientalizing Period, 7th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Clusium (Chiusi), Etruria, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 655.


10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World