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Sleep and Death Cista Handle, 400-375 BC

Bronze
7 3/10 × 7 1/5 in
18.5 × 18.3 cm
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Cleveland
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The Etruscans, a mysterious people who lived in northern Italy, loved Greek mythology and used it as subject matter in their works of art. The two winged figures, Sleep and Death, bend respectfully and tenderly toward their burden—Zeus's son, "godlike Sarpedon of the brazen helmet," who died on the …

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The Etruscans, a mysterious people who lived in northern Italy, loved Greek mythology and used it as subject matter in their works of art. The two winged figures, Sleep and Death, bend respectfully and tenderly toward their burden—Zeus's son, "godlike Sarpedon of the brazen helmet," who died on the …

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Sleep and Death Cista Handle, 400-375 BC

Bronze
7 3/10 × 7 1/5 in
18.5 × 18.3 cm
Permanent collection
location
Cleveland
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