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Stamnos (handled jar) of terra sigillata

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Jar of S. Italian situla form. Decorations of conventional character in bands encircling the vase; the principal band of columns with spiral flutings, with festoons between them. Vase of terra sigillata; (Imitation of Arretine at Pozzuoli). Handles and base missing.


By date unknown: A. L. Frothingham, Jr. Collection (according to MFA Pottery and Porcelain Register 11, p. 148: purchased 1896 by Prof. A. L. Frothingham, Jr. from the widow of Alessandro Castellani; said to have been given by Napoleon III to Castellani); May 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Prof. A. L. Frothingham, Jr., with a portion of a gift of money from Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse (credit line reads: Gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse

Roman, Early Imperial (Augustan) Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 25

Place of Manufacture

possibly Cales, Campania, South Italy


27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic with black glaze, Roman early relief ware


The Ancient World