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Terracotta cinerary urn

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
15 1/2 x 22 x 11 in. (39.4 x 55.9 x 27.9 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Friedman Gift, 1957
Accession Number:
57.11.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Here is another depiction of the popular five-figure battle scene associated with Chiusine workshops during the Hellenistic period (see 96.9.223a, b and 96.18.163a, b nearby). The container is inscribed: ARNTH : HELE : HERINIAL (Arnth Hele, son of Herinia).
Inscription: Inscribed: ARNTH : HELE : HERINIAL
("Arnth Hele, son of Herinia")
Rix, Helmut. 1991. Etruskische Texte: Editio minor. no. 1.1778, p. 224, Tübingen: Gunter Naar.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.91, pp. 11, 118, 163, 245, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Huntsman, Theresa. 2014. "Hellenistic Etruscan Cremation Urns from Chiusi." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 49: pp. 143–45, 148–49, fig. 5.

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