Etruscan Italy Gallery
Late 3rd century BC
Murder of Aegisthus?
Marble, now grayish, mended with cement at corners. Cover has, in the round, figure male, fully draped, reclining on pillows and holding patera; he wears a round cap with flaps tying under chin; a roll like long fillet(?) around his neck. Front of chest carved in high relief with scene: Murder of Aegistheus(?) Inscription cut along whole front edge of lid. "Lare Remza Arnoal, whose ashes were deposited in this sarcophagus, appears from the inscription to have been a ZILAT or magistrate. He is shown reclining on the lid, holding a patera. The scene on the front may represent the murder of Aegistheus." = gallery label 1970-72.
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
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Current & Past Exhibitions:
Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 263-264, no. 295; p. C8, pl. 33
[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38, no. 56
[Article] Benelli, E. 1998. "Le Inscrizioni funerari chiusine di eta ellenistiche". Studi Etruschi. 64: 225-263. : Page/Fig./Plate: 238
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33, fig. 11
[Article] Edwards, G. R. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 5-11.
[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 187
[Book] Bates, William N. 1905. "The Etruscan inscriptions in the Museum". I no. III:165-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 166-7, no. 6
[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
[Book] Pauli, Carolus. 1893. Corpus Inscriptionum Etruscarum. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 1192
[Book] Fabretti, Ariodante. 1867. Corpus Inscriptionum Italicarum. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 694, pl. 31
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