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)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse