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Cinerary Urn and Lid


Artist Unknown (Etruscan)


6th-5th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Cinerary Urn and Lid, Artist Unknown (Etruscan)
: An Etruscan Cinerary Urn
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Polychromed terracotta
Size: 9 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (23.5 x 34.29 x 24.77 cm)
Creation Place: Italy, Etruria, Tarquinia
Culture: Etruscan, Italy, Etruria
Style: 6th-5th century B.C.
Physical Description: this cinerary urn appears to be made to resemble an Etruscan dwelling, with the lid of the box forming the roof; decorated with red, green, brown and possibly black pigment applied to the surface; four nude males, one draped female and seven tree or plank
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 70.8a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009