Amphora

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 508.

Dimensions

Height: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.684

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund