3rd–2nd century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 508.
Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The body and foot of the amphora are undecorated. The spiral handles, made separately, were attached with solder; they are made of solid rectangular, heavy wire. The cover is missing. A piece of twisted wire, the remains of a chain, is attached to each handle by a link. Crusty medium green patina, with gray areas.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found in a tomb on the road between Ferentinum and Bomarzo with MFA 98.682 and 98.683); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund