Mortal duel between Eteocles and Polynices
Relief of the front of Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster.
Late 3rd—early 2nd century BCE.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Etruscan MuseumInv. No. 19016.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Mortal duel between Eteocles and Polynices.

Relief of the front of Etruscan cinerary urn.
Alabaster.
Late 3rd—early 2nd century BCE.
Inv. No. 19016.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Etruscan Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo gregoriano etrusco)

Origin:
Castiglione del Lago, 1804.
Description:
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Front of an alabaster urn with Eteoklesand Polynikes dying.

The drawing (from Vermiglioli 1804) shows the urn after the discovering, with the inscription on the lid, now missing: “Arnth [first name] Pantna [family name]”.

Credits:
(сс) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
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