Lebes

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 672.

Dimensions

Height: 29.3 cm (11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

76.206

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

On View

Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Dark brown to black polished surface. Body: squat ovoid with a high foot. Four wide roll handles on the shoulder decorated with vertical relief lines. The opening has no rim. Incised lines in tongue pattern around the edge of the opening. Winged horses around the body are the principal decoration. Above and below the horses are lines in relief. Incised lines around the lower body in double zigzag pattern. Horizontal relief lines around the foot and incised zigzag pattern near the edge of the foot.

Provenance

By 1875: in a public collection in Chiusi; sold at public sale in Florence to J. J. Dixwell (said to be from Chiusi); gift of J. J. Dixwell to MFA, March 1876

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell