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Strainer with one handle

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A shallow bowled strainer with perforations at the center. Below the bowl is a low funnel ending in a nozzle. Greco-Oriental female figure (Artumes, Etruscan goddess of nature) on handle, grasping the forepaws of two lions. Sides fluted.


By 1880: H. P. Kidder Collection (said to be from Chiusi); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder

Italic, Etruscan, Orientalizing Period, late 7th–early 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 645.


Diameter: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero


The Ancient World