The lid is decorated in high relief with sacrificial animals and religious objects. Featured prominently are the heads of three domestic animals—a ram, a bull, and a goat—that were commonly used as offerings at major public ceremonies. The decoration is unusual, but there is a close parallel in the Berlin Museum.
Christie's, New York. 1999. Antiquities. December 9, 1999. lot 412, p. 106.
Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, Elizabeth J. Milleker, Christopher S. Lightfoot, and Seán Hemingway. 2000. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1999–2000: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 58(2): p. 13.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. "One Hundred Thirtieth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 130: p. 18.
Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 460, pp. 393, 495, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Artist: Date: ca. 1440–50; 19th or 20th century Accession Number: 1975.1.1522 Date: ca. 1440–50; 19th or 20th centuryMedium: Sardonyx, enameled gold, and silverAccession: 1975.1.1522On view in:Gallery 951