Cinerary Chest Lid


Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Volterra

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS2458B
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Culture Etruscan
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Volterra
Date Made 299-200 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Man | Patera

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.

Height 31 cm
Length 63 cm
Depth 33 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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