184 Bone fragments found in large urn with cover (in 2 boxes)

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
Late 3rd century B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bone (ivory?)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The various shaped bone pieces might belong to different types of objects. One group might form a stylus box; other cylindrical pieces might belong to an aulos.


About 1879, discovered on property belonging to the Count Lucioli, Chiusi, Italy (one of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi, probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi, MFA 13.2860-13.2901). By 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912