Rim and base from a jar (stamnos)

Italic, Etruscan
Late Classical Period
about 400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy, Etruria (or possibly Campania)


Length 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



The rim and base of stamnos; handles are on display. The bottom and most of the rim of the stamnos are preserved; the former has line-molding and the latter a bead and ovolo pattern on the outer edge. Brown patina with light surface corrosions, sometimes in gray. Evidence of burning, presumably in antiquity.


By 1958, Charles Lucien Morley (dealer), St. Moritz, Switzerland and New York [see note]; 1960, sold by Charles Lucien Morley to the MFA for $2500 (with MFA accession nos. 60.232a-b). (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

NOTE: In 1960, dealer Herbert Cahn of Münzen und Medaillen wrote to the MFA that he had bought the handles with which these pieces were acquired (MFA accession nos. 60.232a-b) "in 1936 or 1937 from Ricciardi for Morgenroth" (probably Sigmund Morgenroth, 1874 - 1962, who sold other works of art to Morley), although this has never been verified.

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2