Two-handled jar (neck-amphora)

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.
Painter Polyphemus-Group


Height: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black-Figure

Not On View


The Ancient World



On neck: frieze of lotus-flowers and buds; white used for the ceters of the flowers, red for the buds. Red and black dentils on the shoulder.
Side A: Three youths on horseback, galloping to right.
Side B: Two dancing youths between two sphinxes.
Red and white colors applied for details.
Broken and meded, with restorations (repainted at the legs of the right dancing youth and the breast of the right-hand sphinx).


Said to have come from Vulci; by 1961: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 22, May 13, 1961, lot 117); sold to Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA, September 20, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.