These examples of Etruscan bucchero ware, Roman terra cotta and marble statuary form part of the Byers Collection. Colonel S.H.M. Byers had acquired these artifacts while serving as Consul General in Rome from 1884-1885. Byers is best known for writing the lyrics to "Sherman's March to the Sea" and the "Song of Iowa". The 1886 Fairfield City Directory mentions these objects in its description of the museum.