514 Route 64. FLORENCE. <j. Museo
W. Etruria, showing Greek influence, with stamped friezes (6th cent. B.C).
— Cases 6-9: Vases from Chiusi, showing Oriental influence (6-5th cent.
B.C.)-, applied bas-reliefs, baroque forms. — Cases 10-12 illustrate the gradual
decay. — We next pass through R. IX. to the —
X. Bronze Room. In the middle, fragments of large bronze figures,
found at the springs of Chianciano. — Below the window, bronze mirrors
with engraved design. — Cases 1 Si 2:
Candelabra, cists, etc. — Case 3:
Rings, scrapers, razors, needles, etc.
— Cases 5-7: Weapons. In Case 5:
405. Helmet with engraved design,
found at Verona (6th cent.); in Case 7:
407. Helmet of Corinthian form; 406.
Etruscan helmet, found at Cannse
(battle B.C. 216). — Case 8: Articles
of the 4th & 3rd cent. B.C, from Tela-
mone. — Case 9: Objects from Todi
(3rd cent.). — Case 10: Iron weapons.
— Case 11: *69. Silver vessel.
XI. Room of thb Chimara. In
the middle: *' Chimsera, an early
Greek work of the 5th cent. B.C,
found at Arezzo in 1554. — In the
corners: Athena, also found at Arez¬
zo, after an original of the school of
Praxiteles (4th cent. B.C); 'Statue of
an Orator, the so-called 'Aringatore',
of the latest period of the Román re¬
public, found at the Trasimene Lake
in 1566. — Case 5: Mirrors and mirror-
cases, the case in the middle especially
fine. — In the table-cases are mirrors
and objects in bone, including a sta-
tuette of a pygmy with a crane. —
On the cases: Statuettes, those to the
right archaic, those to the left more
developed; among the latter, a stand-
ing Hermaphrodite. — In the first
glass-case: Objects found in a tomb-
chamber at Chiusi (5th cent. B.C);
the bronze rim of the brazier, with its
three Sileni, is a Greek work of the 6th cent. B.C. — In the second glass-
case: at the top, 1. Youth with horse; 2. Athena, after a Greek original
of the 5th cent. B.C; below, 12. Vertumnus, the Italic god of harvest
(6t,h cent. B.C); 14. Hercules; 16. Bust of a Román boy. — We now return
to Room IX.
IX, XII, XIII. Rooms of the Vases. In Room IX, on the column at
the window: situla of bronze, with a low relief of Hephsestns brought
back to Olympus by Dionysus (3rd cent. B.C); situla of silver, with
engraved design, a Phoenician work of the 7th cent. B.C; leaden tablet
from Magliano, with an Etruscan ritual inscription (3rd cent. B.C). Case 1:
Earliest vases, without glaze, most of them Italic. Cases 2 <fc 3: Corinthian
vases (7-6th cent. B.C), with a few Italic imitations. Case 4 : Black-figured
vases of the 6th cent. B C (none Attic). — Room XII. Case 1, in the middle
of the room, contains Corinthian vases. Cases'.5-10: Large Attic vases, with
black figures, for water, wine, and oil (6th cent. B.C). Cases 11 & 12:
Black-figured tazze and craterse.r'iThe centralj'case on the floor of the room
contains a potsherd of Chalcidian origin (below); above, Pyxis by the
painter Nikosthenes. At the top is the "Francois Vase (so named from its
findcr), a crátera by the Attic painter Klitias (6th cent. B.C). In 1900 this
vase was shattered by a miscreant, but it has been pieced together again. It
is decorated with (first section) the Calydonian Hunt, Theseus and Ariadne
Via. deZZa Pérgola.