Urn

Italic, Villanovan
Villanovan I
950–880 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 586.

Dimensions

17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.544

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto

On View

Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Spherical body with flat bottom. Around the neck is modeled a design like a twisted cord, with knots at intervals. Below the ridge is a large incised meander pattern. The handle is missing.

Provenance

By 1888: with Augusto Alberici (said to be from a tomb on the slope of Monte Cucco); April 14, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Augusto Alberici; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation