Cinerary urn with lid - ROM2010_11490_30


Cinerary urn with lid

Medium:Wheel-thrown earthenware
Geography: From Chiusi region, Italy
Date: About 400-300 BC
Period: Classical period (Etruscan)
34.5 x 29.5 x 28.5 cm
Object number: 920.72.23.A-B
Credit Line: Gift of Sigmund Samuel
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionThe Etruscans began to cremate their dead during the 8th century BC. Earthenware jars, used as burial urns, were placed in simple pits in the ground with accompanying offerings. These simpler types of urns were common at Chiusi.
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