Stamnos (handled jar) of terra sigillata
Early Imperial (Augustan) Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 25
Place of Manufacture: South Italy, Campania, possibly Cales
27.3 cm (10 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic with black glaze, Roman early relief ware
Not On View
Jar of S. Italian situla form. Decorations of conventional character in bands encircling the vase; the principal band of columns with spiral flutings, with festoons between them.
Vase of terra sigillata; (Imitation of Arretine at Pozzuoli). Handles and base missing.
By date unknown: A. L. Frothingham, Jr. Collection (according to MFA Pottery and Porcelain Register 11, p. 148: purchased 1896 by Prof. A. L. Frothingham, Jr. from the widow of Alessandro Castellani; said to have been given by Napoleon III to Castellani); May 1, 1900: purchased by MFA from Prof. A. L. Frothingham, Jr., with a portion of a gift of money from Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse (credit line reads: Gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Torrey Morse