Jug in form of a bird
7th century B.C.
Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 624.
Height x length: 8.6 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
Vase in the shape of a plump bird. The mouth of the vase is the top of the bird’s head. There is a hole on one side of the mouth’s lip. A small perforated knob is on the bird’s back. Each wing has an incised drawing of a bird. Feathers are incised on the breast and wings. On the breast is an Etruscan inscription.
Said to have been found near Corneto and to have been in the possession of the Marchese Carlo Strozzi; by date unknown: W. J. Stillman Collection; gift of W. J. Stillman to MFA, November 20, 1880
Gift of W. J. Stillman