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Sarcophagus Lid

Object Number:
MS3488B
Current Location:
Etruscan Italy Gallery
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Civita Musarna
Date Made:
399-200 bc
Early Date:
-399
Late Date:
-200
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Nenfro
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
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:
49cm
Length:
205cm
Depth:
56cm

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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[Article] 1900. Rare Etruscan Sarcophagi in the University Museum , in Philadelphia Press. : Page/Fig./Plate: 1
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