Cup, sculptural

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 648.


Height x depth: 18.4 x 13.2 cm (7 1/4 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Not On View


The Ancient World



This plastic cup is divided into two sections. The bottom half is in the form of a bent human leg. Two projections at the knee allow it to stand upright. The upper half of the cup has a bearded human face on the front and a feline head on the back. There is incised decoration around the neck and the rim.

Cup, sculptural.


Said to be from Chiusi. 1880, gift of Henry P. Kidder (b. 1823 - d. 1886), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1880)

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder