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Cinerary urn and lid

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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...

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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

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

Place of Manufacture

Lazio, Italy

Dimensions

32.7 cm (12 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.322a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels