(Novios Plautios,Ficoroni Cista,bronze container,late fourth century bce.,Early Etruscan Art)It was found in Palestrina, an ancient city in Italy.But this art work is influenced by Rome's art style.Cistae is a container for women's cosmetic articles.It was a popular gift for the living and as a mortuary object,together with the engraved bronze mirror.The engraved frieze on the container tells a story of the Argonauts trip in search of  the Golden Fleece.(Kleiner,233)

(Novios Plautios,Ficoroni Cista,bronze container,late fourth century bce.,Early Etruscan Art)It was found in Palestrina, an ancient city in Italy.But this art work is influenced by Rome's art style.Cistae is a container for women's cosmetic articles.It was a popular gift for the living and as a mortuary object,together with the engraved bronze mirror.The engraved frieze on the container tells a story of the Argonauts trip in search of the Golden Fleece.(Kleiner,233)

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theancientwayoflife: “ ~The Ficoroni Cista. Bronze. Late 4th century BCE. Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Julia ”

theancientwayoflife: “ ~The Ficoroni Cista. Bronze. Late 4th century BCE. Rome, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Julia ”

COOL HANDLE!!! // Cista with cover Praenestine, ca. 300 B.C. Bronze Height (from foot to top of handle lid) 14 1/4 inches (362 mm); diameter (at top of cylind...

Cista with cover

COOL HANDLE!!! // Cista with cover Praenestine, ca. 300 B.C. Bronze Height (from foot to top of handle lid) 14 1/4 inches (362 mm); diameter (at top of cylind...

Etruscan Art: Antefix depicting the Head of Medusa, one of the Gorgons. Painted terracotta from the Portonaccio sanctuary, Veii. Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome, Italy .

Etruscan Art: Antefix depicting the Head of Medusa, one of the Gorgons. Painted terracotta from the Portonaccio sanctuary, Veii. Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome, Italy .

Bronze casket (cista) with Achilles (Achle) sacrificing the Trojan prisoners before Patroclus' pyre. The handle is cast in the form of a satyr and maenad. The feet have lion's paws surmounted by a winged boy, probably Eros, in low relief. Ladies' toilet articles were kept in such caskets. Etruscan.  © The Trustees of the British Museum

Bronze casket (cista) with Achilles (Achle) sacrificing the Trojan prisoners before Patroclus' pyre. The handle is cast in the form of a satyr and maenad. The feet have lion's paws surmounted by a winged boy, probably Eros, in low relief. Ladies' toilet articles were kept in such caskets. Etruscan. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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