Askos or Kernos

Italic, Etruscan
Late Villanovan
7th–6th century B.C.


Dimensions

16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.82

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The circular body is supported by four legs and feet. One spout consists of the head of a horned animal (a bull) on a circular neck. Opposite is a second spout of orthodox form, backed by a curved handle. Black burnished surface, kiln cracks. One horn repaired.

Tarquinia type

Provenance

By 1977: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 8, 1978

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund, No. 2