Bronze casket (cista) engraved with a scene of Bellerophon (Melerpanta) holding Pegasus by the reins. The handle is cast in the form of a girl holding a perfume bottle, and a young man with oil-flask and scraper (strigil). The feet have lion's paws surrounded by sphinxes. Ladies' toilet articles were kept in such caskets.

An00022263 001 l

Place

Found In
Palestrina
In Gallery
G71/31
Made In
Palestrina

Time

Acquired In
1884
Made
325BC-275BC
Period/Culture
Hellenistic Period (Etruscan), Etrusco-Latin

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