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Cista with cover

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The three feet are in the form of lion's paws, and there is a crouching lion on each. On the cover, Dionysos, satyrs and maenads. On the body, a camp scene with various activities, and a vista of a young man clutching or carrying a child and being pursued by two Furies, while a woman (asleep or...

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Provenance

From Palestrina ?? according to MFA records: purchased by Edward Perry Warren in Rome on the Piazza Barberini in 1889; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 17, 1893

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 523; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1439a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels