Strainer with one handle

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 645.


Diameter: 14.2 cm (5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Bucchero

Not On View


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, fishing

A shallow bowled strainer with perforations at the center. Below the bowl is a low funnel ending in a nozzle. Greco-Oriental female figure (Artumes, Etruscan goddess of nature) on handle, grasping the forepaws of two lions. Sides fluted.


By 1880: H. P. Kidder Collection (said to be from Chiusi); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, October 21, 1880

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Kidder