TITLE

The Vicchio Stele and Its Context

AUTHOR(S)
Warden, P. Gregory
PUB. DATE
November 2016
SOURCE
Etruscan Studies;Nov2016, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p208
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The recent discovery of an inscribed stele in the foundations of the Late Archaic temple at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla (Vicchio, FI) sheds new light on the nature of cult at the site. The stele is one of the longest Etruscan sacred texts and is from a secure archaeological context. It is also the earliest extant non-funerary sacred text (excluding simple votive inscriptions). The object, currently undergoing conservation, promises to provide new evidence for Etruscan ritual, literacy, and language.
ACCESSION #
119459730

 

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