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One of two painted Etrsucan plaques (pinakes in Greek) with musicians used to cover the walls of a tomb. This one features a female lyre-player, filleted, in chiton, himation (or short stole) and sandals (tied around ankles) walking to right, on the broad band; she is holding her instrument by a...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 25,000-.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period or early Classical period, about 470 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 128-129.


Overall: 110 x 52 cm (43 5/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World