Fragment from two-handled jar (amphora) with friezes of animals

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
late 7th–early 6th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Tuscany or Lazio


Width: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.); depth: 32 cm (12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Italo-Corinthian style

Not On View


The Ancient World



Fragment of ovoid amphora. Two friezes of animals (above, winged horse and winged lion to right, with owls between; below, stag to left, lion to right, part of goose? to right) divided and bordered by bands of cable pattern. Lower edge of scale pattern above upper cable. Red, brown, and yellow glaze with strong incision. Inside unglazed. Coarse fabric.


By date unknown (1969-1970?): with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia, Penn. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 47, no. A22); by 1970: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; loaned to MFA by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vermeule III, February 11, 1970 (loan number 37.1970); gift to MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 21, 2001, in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule