(Unmounted) Three sages performing an act of divination over a human head which emerges from the ground at their feet. Cable border. Representation of some Etruscan ritual legend.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
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Current & Past Exhibitions:
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.232, no.251
[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1889. Catalogue Raisonne of the Sommerville Collection of Engraved Gems: A Descriptive List of Cameos, Intaglios, Seals, Rings, Amulets, Talismans, etc. Forming a Compend of Greek and Roman Mythology and Classical History. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 723, no. 871, pl. 69
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