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Impasto biconic cinerary urn with dish-shaped lid

Impasto biconic cinerary urn with dish-shaped lid

Impasto biconic cinerary urn with dish-shaped lid

Pottery

H: 41.5; Diam: 27 cm

Gift of Ivor and Flora Svarc, Berkeley, California

Accession number:

84.81.451

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Biconic urns were based on a native Italic type of pottery. The lids varied according to the sex of the deceased: those belonging to females were dish-shaped, to males, helmet-shaped. Other types of urns were modeled after typical family dwellings.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English

Exhibitions:

Italy of the Etruscans: Archaeological finds from the First Millenium, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 18/06/1991 - 18/11/1991

The Etruscans, Nir David, 02/03/1992 - 15/09/1992