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Larthia Seianti | by Egisto Sani
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Larthia Seianti

The cover of this terracotta sarcophagus depicts Larthia Seianti, a rich lady lived in the South Tuscany near Chiusi. The woman is portrayed lying-down on a kline. She is wearing a sumptuous and colorful clothing, and her figure is adorned by rich jewelry. The left arm is leaning against two colored cushions; her left hand, with the fingers richly decorated by rings, holds a round mirror. Her right hand puts away from the face the cloak covering her head.

A diadem made by flowers, presumably a wreath, embellishes her hair. A necklace decorated with a medallion representing Medusa’s head, is hanging around her neck. Two gold coronation bracelets, armillas, and red earrings in the shape of acorns complete the ornament of Larthia Seianti.


Etruscan clay sarcophagus

About 175-150 AD

From Chiusi, Siena

Florence, Museo Archeologico Etrusco


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Taken on October 10, 2012