Jug in form of a bird

Italic, Etruscan
Orientalizing Period
7th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 624.

Dimensions

Height x length: 8.6 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

80.532

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

On View

Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of W. J. Stillman