Amphora with cover

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

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 668.


45 cm (17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Not On View


The Ancient World



(a) Amphora. Not polished. On shoulder, a double band of embossed pendants, relief lines above and below. Above each handle, a vertical archaic mask projecting above edge. On each handle, a dog lying down.
(b) Cover. High with 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