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Terracotta cinerary urn

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta, paint
Dimensions:
H.: 26 in. (66 cm) Other: 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1896
Accession Number:
96.18.163a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
The frieze depicts an unidentified battle scene. The composition is repeated on many urns associated with workshops in Chiusi (see 96.9.223a, b and 57.11.10 nearby). According to the inscription, AV : LATINI : VELSIAL, this is the urn of Aulus Latinius, son of Velsia.
Inscription: Inscribed: AV : LATINI : VELSIAL
("Aulus Latinius, son of Velsia")
McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 134, fig. 160, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. Handbook of the Etruscan Collection. p. 50, fig. 145, New York: Marchbanks Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 134, fig. 160, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rix, Helmut. 1991. Etruskische Texte: Editio minor. no. 1.1076, p. 204, Tübingen: Gunter Naar.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.91a, pp. 7, 118, 163, 244-5, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Huntsman, Theresa. 2014. "Hellenistic Etruscan Cremation Urns from Chiusi." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 49: pp. 143-7, fig. 3.

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