Italic, Latin
7th century B.C.


H (without handles) x W (max.): 21.9 x 22.8 cm (8 5/8 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Advanced Impasto Ware

Not On View


The Ancient World



Amphora with raised flat base; conical lower body; rounded shoulder; cylindrical neck tapering inward; flaring lip. Two vertical band handles from rim to shoulder with three pointed projections on each.
Circle of six impressed circles with seventh at center on each side of neck. Ribbed shoulder with three protrusions at junction of shoulder and lower body on each side. Two impressed circles on central protrusion, one on side protrusions. Incised “fishbone” patterns on shoulder above each protrusion. Seven impressed circles below each handle. Red pigment in incision. Burnished black slip. Mended from fragments.


By 1993: with Edoardo Almagià, 136 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022 (said to have been purchased in Basel); February 15, 1995: purchased by Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried from Edoardo Almagià; gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried to MFA, accessioned January 24, 1996

Credit Line

Gift of Jonathan Kagan and Sallie Fried in memory of Strabo CDX