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Object Number:
52-35-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Mediterranean
Period:
Modern
Date Made:
500 BC
Early Date:
-599
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Technique:
Engraved
Iconography:
Heracles
Mount Olympus
Hermes
Athena
Aphrodite
Description:
Scene is thought to have been adapted, in modern times, from the Athenian red figure kylix by the Sosias Painter, Berlin 2278, ARV2, no. 1. The exterior scenes show Herakles entering Olympus. See, for an illustration, Pfuhl, MuZ, fig. 418. Also furtwaengler-Reichhold, pl. 123. Engraved with marriage scene; the bride and groom, seated side by side, receive wedding guests - Hermes, Herakles, and two goddesses, probably Athena and Aphrodite.
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor

Bibliography:

[Journal] de Grummond, Nancy T. A Guide to Etruscan Mirrors Vol.: 23.
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[Book] de Grummond, Nancy T. 1982. A Guide to Etruscan Mirrors. : Page/Fig./Plate: plate 68
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