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Biconical ash urn inside a burial pit.
9th c Etruscan Etruscan Ceramics

ETRUSCAN Anonymous (900 BCE - 3rd c. BCE)
c. 899 BCE-800 BCE
9th c
Terracotta; Rock; Stone
Constructed; modeled
Etruscan
Urn
Volterra. Ripaie. Pisa. Italy.
Volterra. Museo Etrusco Guarnacci.
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This biconical ash urn contains a woman's ashes. The urn is covered by an inverted bowl and situated inside a burial pit. The shape of the urn is that of a traditonal water vessel- the shape is significant in its purpose to contain one of life's vital elements. The shape of the water vessel and the biconical urn may have derived from the female body.

Caption: ETRUSCAN | Biconical ash urn inside a burial pit. | c. 899 BCE-800 BCE | Etruscan | Etruscan

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