Cinerary urn and lid

Italic, Etruscan
Geometric Period (Villanovan Period)
8th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio

Dimensions

32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.322a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Incised geometric decoration on urn and lid, including alternating panels of cross and swastika designs; incision on lid has white substance inlaid. Both intact.
Cinerary urn (without bones) and helmet-shaped lid; urn biconical with thick, horizontal handle on shoulder.
The two pieces do not belong together according to the donor.

Provenance

By 1979: with Summa Galleries, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; gift to MFA from Summa Galleries, June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Summa Galleries