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Small canteen-shaped vase with inscription

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Black clay, polished surface. Thin canteen-shaped body, groove in edge, holes in edge for hanging near the small mouth.Incised on each side, a fantastic bird, facing right, surrounded by running loops. Inscription over each bird, and on neck or lip of vase.

Provenance

By 1896: said to have been found in Sabine territory by F. Benedetti (Tomb III of Benedetti excavations of 1896) (according to G. Rocca: found in 1895 by F. Benedetti in the necropolis of Poggio Sommavilla); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found in Sabine territory by F. Benedetti, whose father sold it to Tyszkiewicz, the rest of the tomb going to Copenhagen. It was sold in the Tyszkiewicz sale [Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, 1898], but did not appear in the catalogue.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Sabine, Late Orientalizing, about 600 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 625.

Dimensions

5.7 x 2.7 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8065

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels