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Sarcophagus lid

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The body of the sarcophagus has been broken into a number of sections requiring extensive repairs. Given the pitted and patinated qualities of the stone, the lid is in relatively excellent condition. A man in an ample himation reclines on a pillow, a libation dish in his right hand. He...

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Provenance

From the necropolis of (Cività) Musarna in the territory of Viterbo, on the bank of the River Leia, now part of the estate of Signor Alarico Piatti; gift of the American Exploration Society to MFA, December 1900

Credit Line

Gift of the American Exploration Society

Italic, Etruscan, Late Etruscan (Hellenistic) Period, 2nd or 1st century B.C.

Findspot

necropolis of Musarna (Civita), territory of Viterbo, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 386.

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 63 x 58 x 210 cm (24 13/16 x 22 13/16 x 82 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.683.2

Medium or Technique

Volcanic stone (peperino or tufa)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi