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Cinerary Chest

Object Number:
MS2458A
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Volterra
Date Made:
Late 3rd century BC
Early Date:
-250
Late Date:
-200
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Murder of Aegisthus?
Etruscan Inscription
Description:
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.
Height:
38cm
Length:
62cm
Depth:
31.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst
Other Number:
244   -   Coleman Sale Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000)
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The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
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Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[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
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[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
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[Article] Benelli, E. 1998. "Le Inscrizioni funerari chiusine di eta ellenistiche". Studi Etruschi. 64: 225-263. : Page/Fig./Plate: 238
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33, fig. 11
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[Article] Edwards, G. R. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 5-11.
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 187
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[Book] Bates, William N. 1905. "The Etruscan inscriptions in the Museum". I no. III:165-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 166-7, no. 6
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[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
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[Book] Pauli, Carolus. 1893. Corpus Inscriptionum Etruscarum. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 1192
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[Book] Fabretti, Ariodante. 1867. Corpus Inscriptionum Italicarum. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 694, pl. 31
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