Artist Etruscan
  • Lid for Cinerary Urn
Date late 3rd/early 2nd Century BC
Medium Alabaster
Dimensions 2 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 17 in.
5.7 x 24.8 x 43.2 cm
D. Caccioli 2009: Lid w/o figure 6.1 x 42.5 x 25 cm (h x l x w)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Lydia Winston Malbin
Accession Number 74.69.B
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
Inscriptions The name of the deceased female is inscribed in Etruscan on the edge of the lid: LARTHI PETRUI CAPIESA.
Detroit, Albert Kahn;
New York, Lydia Kahn Winston Malbin (his daughter);
who gave it to the DIA in 1974.
DIA BULLETIN, vol 54, no 2, 1975, p 90, (ill).

Caccioli, D. A., The Villanovan, Etruscan and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Monumenta Graeca et Romana, vol. 14, Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2009, cat. no. 3, pp. 9, 18-20, ill. pl. 5-6.