Fragments of a vase

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Height (original): about 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Globular body, narrow mouth. The entire surface covered with repoussé designs. Around the neck a laurel wreath; around the shoulder a guilloche; around the body an ivy wreath. Below this a festoon interspersed with boucrania and acanthus leaves. Except for these designs the surface is covered by rows of small leaves. Incomplete. Remains of gilding. cf. 13.2860.


About 1879, discovered on property belonging to the Count Lucioli, Chiusi, Italy (one of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi, probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi, MFA 13.2860-13.2901). By 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912