- Museum number
Terracotta perfume-bottle modelled as a lion, with a vertical inscription "Velthur Hathisnas" meaning "of Velthur Hathiana".
- Production date
Height: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For surveys of Etruscan script and writing, see Richardson 1986, Bonfante 1990,Wallace 2016 (with further refs).
Meister, G. ed. 2014, Etruskische Texte. Edition minor (Hamburg).
Wallace, R. 2008, Zikh Rasna. A manual of the Etruscan language and inscriptions (Ann Arbor: Bryn Mawr).
Wallace, R. 2016, 'Language, alphabet, and linguistic affiliation' in S. Bell and A. Carpino (eds), A companion to the Etruscans. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World (Malden; Oxford: Wiley Blackwell), 203-223.
Richardson, E. 1986, 'An archaeological introduction to the Etruscan language' in L. Bonfante (ed.) Etruscan life and afterlife (Warminster: Aris & Phillips), 215-231
Rix, H. 2014, 'Etruscan' in Woodard, R. (ed.), The Cambridge encyclopedia of the world's ancient languages (Cambridge: CUP), 943-66
- On display (G71/dc13)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number