Cinerary Chest


Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Volterra

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS2458A
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Volterra
Date Made Late 3rd century BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Murder of Aegisthus? | Etruscan Inscription

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.

Height 38 cm
Length 62 cm
Width 0 cm
Depth 31.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Davis & Harvey (Coleman Estate Sale); Subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Other Number 244 - Other Number

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