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Bronze cista (toiletries box)

early 3rd century B.C.
Etruscan or Praenestine
H. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1903
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Small cista with a solid cast handle of a seated boy. "Suthina" inscribed in Etruscan letters on the body and the lid, indicating this object was made for the tomb.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 845, pp. 180–81, 292, New York: Gilliss Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 6.26, pp. 190–91, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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