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Oval hut urn

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Oval hut urn of dark burnished fabric with separate door which was originally held in place by a rod placed through pierced projections in door center and on either side of the opening. Used as a receptacle for a cremation burial, this urn is also important as a representation of an early Italic...

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By date unknown: with Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 119, Zurich 8008, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Jeannette Brun, April 10, 1974

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Italic, Villanovan, Iron Age, 9th century B.C.


Urn: 20.5 x 26 cm (8 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.). Door: height: 9 cm; width: 11.3 cm

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The Ancient World