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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Etruscan
Title:Cinerary urn with scenes from Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes
Date Made:2nd century BCE
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Earthenware with plaster and pigment
Place Made:Europe; Etruria (Central Italy)
Measurements:Overall: 15 3/4 in x 17 7/8 in x 10 in; 40 cm x 45.4 cm x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1910.6a-b.C.OII
Credit Line:Purchase with Art Department funds
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Description:
Clay urn for the ashes of a deceased person with relief sculpture on the front side showing a scene from Aeschylus's Seven Against Thebes, with Eteocles, son of Oedpius, attacking his brother Polynices; other sides are unornamented. Reclining figure of a woman on lid.

Keywords/Tags:
ancient; archaeology; funerary

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