The frieze depicts a hero fighting with a plow, a subject found quite frequently on Etruscan cinerary urns (see 96.9.219a, b nearby) but whose specific meaning remains uncertain. The inscription reads: ARNTILE . AFUNAS . LAUTNI (Arntile, freedman of the Afuna family).
Inscription: Inscribed: ARNTILE . AFUNAS . LAUTNI ("Arntile, freedman of the Afuna family")
Danielsson, Olof August and Carl Pauli. 1893. Corpus Inscriptionum Etruscarum, Vol. 1. no. 4900, p. 641, Leipzig.