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ITALIAN VASE PAINTING in ITALY, #174 (80.539) Phiale Mesomphalos Faliscan Attributed to the Fluid Group 330-320 B.C. The striking design of this phiale is unique. The outside is glazed black. The interior has a row of white dots and a band of egg-and-dart pattern around the black omphalos....

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gift of Henry P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Italic, Latin, Faliscan, Early Hellenistic Period, 330–320 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 174.


Diameter: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure


The Ancient World