The tale of myth from the stamnos of Marce Atie


Fondazione Luigi Rovati has supported the restoration of the extraordinary Etruscan red-figure vase "The stamnos of Marce Atie," as part of a wide-ranging collaborative project for the archaeological excavation on the site of the Etruscan sanctuary of Piana del Lago (Montefiascone) under a three-year grant (2020-2022) from the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the metropolitan area of Rome, the province of Viterbo et l'Etruria Meridionale, directed by Professor Vincent Jolivet.


On Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Soprintendenza headquarters in Palazzo Patrizi Clementi, Via Cavalletti 2, Rome, the results of the latest excavation campaign in Norchia (Viterbo) will be presented. The sector covered by the investigations is the Lattanzi tomb, which falls within the area of the Monteromano Military Polygon. This part of the necropolis is the subject of a research project that began in 2020 in the form of a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture - ABAP Superintendence for the Province of Viterbo and Southern Etruria and the Italian Army through the Military Command of the Capital.

The agreement, which was renewed last March 9 at the prestigious Slataper barracks in Rome, confirms the great synergy between the Defense Administration and the Ministry of Culture - SABAP VT-EM, in the common interest of protecting and enhancing this archaeological, naturalistic and landscape area. The CNRS/École Normale Supérieure de Paris, which has held a three-year excavation concession on the site since 2022, is also participating in the project.

It will also be an opportunity to preview the extraordinary Etruscan red-figure vase "The stamnos of Marce Atie," found during the last excavation campaign, co-financed by the ARPAMED Foundation (Paris), and restored thanks to the support of the Luigi Rovati Foundation. 
This vase, attributed to the Funnel Group active at Vulci around 325 B.C., represents an exceptional discovery, both for its iconographic richness, with depictions of characters from the Trojan War, and for the uniqueness of the epigraphic apparatus that accompanies this mythical scene. 


Luigi La Rocca, Director General DG - ABAP
Margherita Eichberg, Superintendent SABAP-VT-EM
Beatrice Casocavallo, Archaeological Officer SABAP-VT-EM
Vincent Jolivet, CNRS Paris