Cinerary urn and lid
Geometric Period (Villanovan Period)
8th century B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio
32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1979: with Summa Galleries, Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; gift to MFA from Summa Galleries, June 25, 1986
Gift of Summa Galleries