Made in the Latin town of Praeneste.
Bronze Cista by Unknown Artist, 3rd century BC
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- 41 x 23 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £5,000)
- Acquired in:
The lid handle is made out of a naked man and woman standing together. The surface is decorated with incised line drawings. On the lid Scylla, hippocamp, sea-monster, octapus, and other sea creatures are depicted; on the body are Athena and Hercules fighting giants, with Victory approaching in a chariot. The feet are in the form of 3 crouching lions.
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