Bronze Cista by Unknown Artist

Made in the Latin town of Praeneste.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
41 x 23 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
Christie's

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.

Provenance

Capt E.G.Spencer-Churchill.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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