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The offset lip of the jar has a bead and fillet molding above an ovolo pattern. On the lower part, there is a guilloche, incised, between two thin fillets and bead moldings. The groove where the handle was attached is visible on the lip. The high, ear-shaped handle is missing. Turquoise patina.


By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 127 (said there to be from Cività Castellana); 1899: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 527; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).


Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World