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Sarcophagus

Object Number:
MS3488A
Current Location:
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Civita Musarna
Locus:
near Viterbo
Date Made:
299-200 bc
Early Date:
-299
Late Date:
-200
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Tuff
Tufa
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Sea Serpent
Man
Mirror?
Description:
Tufa. Man with plain rolled fillet around head reclines on lid. Holds mirror(?). At foot a cushionlike gable between scrolls. Traces of paint: red on rear drapery, yellow for necklace and on hair. Chest: (certainly not belonging) two bearded sea serpents, facing, on front. Back of chest roughly hammered and chisel-dressed. Uninscribed. Male effigy. Lid in two pieces; front left corner of chest is broken off.
Height:
57.5cm
Length:
192cm
Depth:
66cm

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: p. 54, fig. 35; pp. 260-262, no. 293
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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. 39, no. 58
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[Book] Catalano, V. 1982. Da Musarna a San Francisco. Le vicende dei sarcophagi degli Aletnas, dei Rufii, dei Cravatura e delle gens Ursetia. : Page/Fig./Plate: 58-9
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 185, no. 3
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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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[Article] 1900. Rare Etruscan Sarcophagi in the University Museum , in Philadelphia Press. : Page/Fig./Plate: 1
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