Etruscan Italy Gallery
Seven Against Thebes
Chest. Rectangular in plan, narrower below. Sides plain except for front which is decorated with a relief panel. Center: Eteocles and Polyneices killing each other (upright figure at left thrusting sword into chest of second figure, at right, kneeling on right knee, who thrusts his sword into lower abdomen of the first). Left and right, a female figure, both winged (?), wearing short chiton, torch in one hand, other arm outstretched toward center:Furies(?). A corinthian(?) pilaster at each end of scene. Above, a band of egg-and-dart in relief. On band above scene, possible traces of letters in red A[ } A hole, .13x.36m., rectangular with rounded corners, cut in top. Traces of white & red on panel.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 265-267, no. 296
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