The stamnos has a short upright neck and tilted, flat-topped rim. The two short, thick, round-sectioned handles are tilted upwards and widen at junction with belly. It has a spreading conical foot with two raised horizontal ribs. Recomposed from fragments, with some insignificant lacunae made up, approximately half the foot restored, two Thermoluminescence test holes filled in.
This piece is typical of the end of the Orientalising period at Capena. The style is characterised by its richness and its taste for fabulous creatures. The craftsmen working in this style paid emphasis to the decoration and strived for complexity.
Stamnoi of this type formed the principal element of the tableware at a banquet.