Cinerary stamnos or urn

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic or Classical Period
about 525–400 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 116.

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.146

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cinerary stamnos or urn enriched with series of complex moldings and floral friezes, top to bottom. Above wave-pattern near base, frieze of animals in combat. Long inscription below palmette-lotus (?) border below neck. Restored with plaster, partly cleaned (from fire); lug remaining on side. Heavily corroded.

Provenance

By 1976: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9, 1976

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund