Cinerary Chest Lid
Etruscan Italy Gallery
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.
Purchased at Coleman Estate Sale (Davis & Harvey); funding by 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
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 33
[Article] Edwards, G. R. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 5-11.
[Book] Bates, William N. 1905. "The Etruscan inscriptions in the Museum". I no. III:165-168.
[Catalogue] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.
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