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Object Number:MS2458A
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Etruscan
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Volterra
Date Made: Late 3rd century BC
Early Date: -250
Late Date: Late 3rd century BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Murder of Aegisthus?
Etruscan Inscription
Height: 38 Centimeters/Inches
Length: 62 Centimeters/Inches
Width: 0 Centimeters/Inches
Depth: 31.5 Centimeters/Inches
Credit Line:Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number:244 - Coleman Sale Number

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. "Lare Remza Arnoal, whose ashes were deposited in this sarcophagus, appears from the inscription to have been a ZILAT or magistrate. He is shown reclining on the lid, holding a patera. The scene on the front may represent the murder of Aegistheus." = gallery label 1970-72.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Italy ( Apr 1958 - 1969) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Benelli, E. 1998. "Le Inscrizioni funerari chiusine di eta ellenistiche". Studi Etruschi. 64: 225-263.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Edwards, G. Roger. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 3-11.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bates, William N. 1905. "The Etruscan inscriptions in the Museum". I no. III:165-168.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Auction] 1897. The Robert H. Coleman Collection of Archaeological Objects. Catalogue.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Pauli, Carolus. 1893. Corpus Inscriptionum Etruscarum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fabretti, Ariodante. 1867. Corpus Inscriptionum Italicarum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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