Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Figural Cremation Urn from Monte Abatone Necropolis
Image View:
Overall view from the front
Creator:
unknown (Etruscan)
Location:
repository: Museo Nazionale Etrusco (Villa Giulia) (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9
GPS:
41.918375 12.477657
Date:
ca. 599-550 BCE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Etruscan
Style Period:
Greco-Etruscan
Work Type 1:
cremation urn
Work Type 2:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
terracotta with pigment
Technique:
fabrication attributes: ceramics; painting and painting techniques
Subjects:
death or burial; funerary art; human figure; cremation
Description:
Known to come from the Monte Abatone necropolis, but without other context. Bed-shaped (kline) urn, used to hold the remains of a cremation. On the lid a female figure reclines and is shown pouring perfume from an alabastron. Well dressed, the figure wears a long chiton, characteristic Etruscan headgear (tutulus) and pointed shoes (calcei repandi); jewelry includes disc earrings, a necklace with shells, and bracelets. The shape of the face and details of the apparel show Ionic artistic influence (Greco-Etruscan) which strongly characterizes the Etruscan culture of the second half of the 6th century BCE. [Information from museum label.]
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A3-E-VG-UMAN-A02
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Figural Cremation Urn from Monte Abatone Necropolis