The Ficoroni Cista
Ca. 340—330 BCE.
Made by Novios Plautios.
Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa JuliaPhoto by Egisto Sani

The Ficoroni Cista.

Ca. 340—330 BCE.
Made by Novios Plautios.

Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Julia
(Roma, Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia).

From Palestrina.
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.

(cc) 2015. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
© 1945. Description: Williams P. L., “Note on the Interpretation of the Ficoroni Cista”, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 348—352.
Keywords: ελληνική μυθολογία mythologia graeca greek mythology mitologia greca griechische mythologie grecque διόσκοροι διόσκουροι κάστωρ kastor πολυδεύκης polydeukes gemini dioscuri castor et pollux castores tyndaridae tyndarids polydeuces castore polideuce polluce dioskuren und tyndariden dioscures σειληνός seilenos silenus sileni selenus papposilenus silenuses sileno papposileni silenos silen papposilen silène papposilène ετρουρία ετρουσκική etruria etruscan etrusco etruskisch etruskische etruskischer etruskischen étrusque ἀργοναῦται αργοναύτες argonautai argonautes argonautae argonauts argonauti argonautensage argonauten cista cist ciste βορεάδαι κάλαϊς καλάις ζήτης boreadae kalais calais calaïs zetes zethes boreads boreadi zete calaide calai kalaïs boréades zétès bronze bronzo ορείχαλκος cloak mantello mantel manteau μανδύα the ficoroni copper rame kupfer cuivre χαλκό palestrina praeneste from da von de pugil pugilis pugilator pugilist pugile faustkämpfer pugiliste boxeur πυγμάχος navis ship vessel nave schiff navire πλοίο scalae ladder scala leiter treppe steigleiter échelle escalier σκάλα aqua water acqua wasser eau νερό flos flores flower flowers fiore fiori blume blumen fleur fleurs λουλούδι λουλούδια follis pugilatorius korykos punching bag punchbag sacco boxe pugilato boxsack sandsack sack punching-ball ballon frappe κώρυκος argo ἀργώ ἄργος αργώ pulvinus pillow cuscino kissen polster oreiller μαξιλάρι somnus sleeping sleep addormentato addormentata sonno dormiente schlafende schlafenden schlafender schlafendes schlaf schlafen endormi endormie sommeil ύπνο ύπνου ύπνος novios plautios novius plautius dindia macolnia