Jar card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Jar

M12930

Currently not on display

Information

Very large stamnoid jar with wide mouth, short, flaring rim, body tapering toward narrow base, which is now missing. Two up turned, cast handles in place, round in section, with wide, horizontal bases in form of couchant lions facing outward, above pendant buds. Body badly corroded, one lion attachment damaged. Turfa observes that the bottom of the vessel was undoubtedly eroded as a result of standing on the wet floor of a tomb. It would have served the purpose of a krater or other deep bowl. Its production in Vulci is indicated by cast handle detail.