Cup, sculptural

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 648.

Dimensions

Height x depth: 18.4 x 13.2 cm (7 1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

80.580

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This plastic cup is divided into two sections. The bottom half is in the form of a bent human leg. Two projections at the knee allow it to stand upright. The upper half of the cup has a bearded human face on the front and a feline head on the back. There is incised decoration around the neck and the rim.

Cup, sculptural.

Provenance

Said to be from Chiusi. 1880, gift of Henry P. Kidder (b. 1823 - d. 1886), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1880)

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder