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Ash Urn with Battle Scene, late 3rd or early 2nd century BCE

  • Etruscan


  • Overall: 17 × 29 1/8 × 10 3/16 inches (43.2 × 74 × 25.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase


On View

  • Ancient Greek and Roman S2AA


Greco-Roman and Ancient European

(A. Satori, Vienna, Austria)

1923-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

De Grummond, E. "83. Cinerary Urn with Winged Deities." In The Villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii: Ancient Rituals, Modern Muse, Elaine K. Gazda, eds. Ann Arbor, 2000, pp. 217-218. De Puma, R.D. Art in Roman Life: Villa to Grave. Rome, 2009, pp. 141-142, no. 194. Caccioli, D. A. "The Villanovan, Etruscan and Hellenistic Collections in the Detroit Institute of Arts." In Monumenta Graeca et Romana, vol. 14. Leiden/Boston, 2009, cat. no. 1, pp. 9, 13-15, (ill. pl. 1-3).

Etruscan, Ash Urn with Battle Scene, late 3rd or early 2nd century BCE, alabaster. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, 23.139.A.