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Urn

Object Number:
57-3-1A
Current Location:
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Paint
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Head
Etruscan Inscription
Description:
Rectangular box-shaped urn, all faces plain except for front which is decorated in relief with frontal head wearing peaked, winged cap. Fillet tied in loops at level of ears, ending in streamers; acanthus leaves beneath chin. Architectural frame: Corinthian columns, Ionic dentils above. Avobe dentils a retrograde etruscan inscription. Top of "a" has rectangular hole rounded at ends .22 long by .075 wide. Abundant traces of paint on relief decoration of red on cap, hair, eyebrows, outline of eye and pupil, lips, central vein of acanthus; blue over white on wings; traces of white on fillet. Inscription in red paint. Red in fluting on columns, blue and red in Corinthian capitals; yellow on dentils.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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. 139-141, no. 102; p. C2, pl.7
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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. 24, no. 36
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