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Object Number: MS354A
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Mediterranean
Date Made: 299-100 BC
Early Date: -299
Late Date: -100
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Ceramic
Terracotta
Iconography:Seven Against Thebes
Eteocles
Polyneices
Furies?
Grafitto
Height: 28cm
Width: 45.5cm
Depth: 21.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of Francis C. Macauley, 1897

Description

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)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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. 296View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp.187-8, no.10View Objects cited in this Publication

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