Bronze. Ca. 340—330 BCE. Made by Novios Plautios.Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa JuliaPhoto by Egisto Sani
The Ficoroni Cista.
Bronze. Ca. 340—330 BCE. Made by Novios Plautios.
Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Julia
Inasmuch as the Boreades are represented wingless and seated on the Argo in the well-known Talos vase, one might be tempted to consider that the two youths on shipboard are the most likely candidates among the remaining unidentified figures for Zetes and Kalais, the Boreas sons.
The lower right side of the photo shows the beginning of the frieze tailpiece. A young man punching the kώρυκος, or punching bag, performs an action, customary among Greek boxers practising for a contest: he can scarcely indicate any other Argonaut than Polydeukes.