Terracotta spiral amphora (jar)
- ca. 675–650 B.C.
- Terracotta; bucchero
- H. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
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- Purchase by subscription, 1896
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This distinctive shape, frequently incised with double spirals, is indigenous to Italy. The thin, flat handles and sharp curves imply that the shape derives from metallic prototypes, and indeed a silver example with gold handles was found in the Regolini-Galassi Tomb in Caere (modern Cerveteri).