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Dark brown to black polished surface. Body: squat ovoid with a high foot. Four wide roll handles on the shoulder decorated with vertical relief lines. The opening has no rim. Incised lines in tongue pattern around the edge of the opening. Winged horses around the body are the principal...

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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, 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 672.

Dimensions

Height: 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.206

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels