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Two-handled jar (neck-amphora)

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Pseudo-Chalcidian. On neck: frieze of lotus-flowers and buds; white used for the ceters of the flowers, red for the buds. Red and black dentils on the shoulder. Side A: Three youths on horseback, galloping to right. Side B: Two dancing youths between two sphinxes. Red and white colors...

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Said to have come from Vulci; by 1961:with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 22, May 13, 1961, lot 117); 1961: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, September 20, 1961

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Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 530 B.C.


Height: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black-Figure


The Ancient World