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Cinerary Chest Lid

Object Number:
MS2458B
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Volterra
Date Made:
299-200 BC
Early Date:
-299
Late Date:
-200
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Man
Patera
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.
Height:
31cm
Length:
63cm
Depth:
33cm
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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Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003)
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The Classical World: Italy ( Jun 1958 - 1969)
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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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[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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[Book] Bates, William N. 1905. "The Etruscan inscriptions in the Museum". I no. III:165-168.
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[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
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