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Cuirass

Object Number:
MS851
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 43
Tomb of Warrior
Date Made:
725-700 BC
Early Date:
-725
Late Date:
-700
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Description:
Front section. Bronze. Mounted on a modern backing of copper and green tinted plaster. Many pieces missing, mostly on shoulders and along edges; entire piece retouched to conceal joins. Made from a single sheet of bronze, edges bent over and strengthened by iron rod, bent to shape of the cuirass. Remains of connecting strap is 0.195m below one shoulder; strap one with front of cuirass is attached by 2 rivets to outer surface of the back (only one small fragment remains). Joint reinforced by patch of bronze. Sharp median line verified by curvature of original fragments. Ornament: lines, rows of dots, zigzags, triangles filled with dots, all of which also occur on the helmet from this tomb.
Height:
47cm
Width:
45cm
Depth:
13cm
Other Number:
821   -   Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Book] Turfa, Jean M. 2013. The Etruscan World. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 747, fig. 39.1
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[Catalogue] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 111, no. 45; p. C2, pl. 5
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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. 15, no. 18
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[Book] Connolly, Peter. 1981. Greece and Rome at War. 320. : Page/Fig./Plate: 93
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[Book] Stary, P. F. Zur eisenzeitlichen Bewaffnung und Kampfeweise in Mittelitalien. Marburger Studien zur Vor- und Fruhgeschichte Vol.: 3. : Page/Fig./Plate: 205
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[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7, no. 7, pl. II
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1933. "The Gallery of Italic and Etruscan Art". The University Museum Bulletin. 4 (6): 149-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 155, pl. 4
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[Book] Frothingham, Arthur L. 1910. Roman Cities in Italy and Dalmatia; with sixty-one full page plates. 343. : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-110
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[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). : Page/Fig./Plate: 255
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