Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum



Currently not on display


Faliscan olla (jar). Incised decoration of griffin and bird, both creatures of Middle Orientalizing type. Mended complete from many fragments; traces of paper label “24” (or “14”?) in pencil. Ovoid body with flat disc base, straight upstanding neck, plain rim; two upturned horizontal handles, round in section. No lid. The material culture of the Faliscans was closely related to that of the Etruscans, their nearest neighbours, but with its own distinct style.