Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number 57-3-1A
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Provenience Mediterranean
Date Made 3rd-2nd c. BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic | Paint
Technique Painted
Iconography Head | Etruscan Inscription

Rectangular box-shaped urn, all faces plain except for front which is decorated in relief with frontal head wearing peaked, winged cap. Fillet tied in loops at level of ears, ending in streamers; acanthus leaves beneath chin. Architectural frame: Corinthian columns, Ionic dentils above. Avobe dentils a retrograde etruscan inscription. Top of "a" has rectangular hole rounded at ends .22 long by .075 wide. Abundant traces of paint on relief decoration of red on cap, hair, eyebrows, outline of eye and pupil, lips, central vein of acanthus; blue over white on wings; traces of white on fillet. Inscription in red paint. Red in fluting on columns, blue and red in Corinthian capitals; yellow on dentils.

Height 31 cm
Length 34.8 cm
Width 17 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1957

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