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Carnelian scarab

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 480–450 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan, Populonia
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
H.: 9/16 x 7/8 in. (1.5 x 2.3 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.11.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Kapaneus (inscribed in Etruscan letters as Capne) struck by Zeus' thunderbolt
Said to be from Populonia

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. "An Etruscan Scarab." Bulletin of the Metropolian Museum of Art, 6 (8): pp. 222-3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 163, pp. 42, 164, pl. 27, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Zazoff, Peter. 1968. Etruskische Skarabäen. no. 833, p. 173, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Krauskopf, Ingrid. 1974. "Der Thebanische Sagenkreis und Andere Griechische Sagen in der Etruskischen Kunst." Ph.D. Diss. pl. 18, 1. Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. p. 957, Kapaneus, no. 32, pl. 608, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Rix, Helmut. 1991. Etruskische Texte: Editio minor. p. 362, no. Po G.1, Tübingen: Gunter Naar.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 163, p. 42, pl. 27, color pl. 10, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 2.5, pp. 23, 25, 281, 282, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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