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MANDA - Museo Archeologico Nazionale d’Abruzzo - Villa Frigerj verified

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The Capestrano Warrior
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Hercules Curino
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Heracles Epitrapezios
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Stole statue of Foruli
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Statue of a discophore with head portrait by Foruli
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Statue of a military figure from Foruli
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Zeus
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Portrait from Alba Fucens
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Portrait of a Man from Alba Fucens
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Standing mummiform Osiris
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Three-disk armor
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Bronze fibula
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Sandals of Campovalano
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Cooking pan
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Olla
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Ring
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Tablets patron gods Amiternum
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Bronze altar
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Antefissa (n. 2)
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Antefissa (n. 1)
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Face
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The Capestrano Warrior
Hercules Curino
Heracles Epitrapezios
Stole statue of Foruli
Statue of a discophore with head portrait by Foruli
Statue of a military figure from Foruli
Zeus
Portrait from Alba Fucens
Portrait of a Man from Alba Fucens
Standing mummiform Osiris
Three-disk armor
Bronze fibula
Sandals of Campovalano
Cooking pan
Olla
Ring
Tablets patron gods Amiternum
Bronze altar
Antefissa (n. 2)
Antefissa (n. 1)
Face
Untitled

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Description

This bronze fibula has a figured arc, in which a cart pulled by a long-horned bovine is depicted. On the bovine’s back there is a small human figure with separated legs, stretched arms and fingers outlined by incised signs. This figurine holds a short spear in his right hand, while his left hand is guiding a deer with the muzzle knotted by a lace. On the cart there is a dog – with straight ears and a tail curving upwards – and a second human figure with a decorated shield and a scepter (or a club) is positioned in the dominant place. On the outside of the cart, near the back of the wheel, there is a second dog with the tail curving downwards. The human figurines have massive, elongated heads, characterized by incised, parallel signs.
The scene represented has various interpretations. It might be a deer-hunting scene, or, because of the presence of the bovine pulling the cart, it could represent the funerary ceremony accompanying the deceased to the underworld. According to a third interpretation, it might be the representation of a sacrifice during which a priest is sending the evils away hitting the shield with the club.
The fibula was found in a tomb (n. 45) inside a large funerary mound. The tomb, according to the other funerary goods recovered, belonged to an eminent man, member of the local community.

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