Amphora with cover

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Etruria, Clusium (Chiusi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 667.


49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Not On View


The Ancient World



(a) Amphora. Not polished. Wide flat lip with a vertical rim. On the shoulder is a band of embossed double pendants. There are relief lines above and below the pendants. Above each handle is a thin, archaic mask. On the outside of each handle is a dog lying down.
(b) Cover-High with a flat edge and a central knob


By 1875: in a public collection in Chiusi; sold at public sale in Florence to J. J. Dixwell (said to be from Chiusi); gift of J. J. Dixwell to MFA, March 1876

Credit Line

Gift of J. J. Dixwell