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This plastic cup is divided into two sections. The bottom half is in the form of a bent human leg. Two projections at the knee allow it to stand upright. The upper half of the cup has a bearded human face on the front and a feline head on the back. There is incised decoration around the...

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Provenance

By 1880: H. P. Kidder Collection (said to be from Chiusi); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 648.

Dimensions

Height x depth: 18.4 x 13.2 cm (7 1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.580

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels