Villanovan cinerary urn and lid
8th century B.C.
Body: 43 x 33 cm (16 15/16 x 13 in.) Lid: 18 x 31.5 cm (7 1/16 x 12 3/8 in)
Medium or Technique
Ceramic, Black Impasto Ware
Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)
Handmade bi-conical urn with flattened, out-turned rim. The lid (or bowl) has a rounded, in-turned rim. Both have a flat base and each has one rope-imitation handle.
Comb-incised and impressed meanders and concentric triangles decorate both. Two modeled horns extend from rim of lid. Intact.
By 1992: with G. Max Bernheimer, Bernheimer's Antiquities, 52 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (acquired in New York city in 1990 and said to be from a Sotheby's sale in the early 1980s); gift of G. Max Bernheimer to MFA, September 23, 1992
Gift of G. Max Bernheimer