Age: 1st-3rd century A.D.
Length: 50 mm.
Height: 45 mm.
Voorwerp: Romeins paardenbittuig.
Afmeting: 5.5x5x3 cm.
Periode: 0 tot 400 n.Chr.
The Etruscans cremated their deceased. The ashes of the death were interred in an urn that was often
painted in bright colours. The ash urns stood at ledges along the walls of the family vaults.
This ash urn was found in Volterra, in central Italy. The lid is shaped like a human figure lying down, the position in which the eternal meal after death was enjoyed. The head of these statues is always larger than the rest of the body. The theme of the reliefs on the ash urn is often derived from Greek mythology. This urn is decorated with a scene from Homerís Odyssey, in which Ulysses and his companions flee the island of the Cyclops Polyphemus.
Dating from: 200-100 B.C, material: alabaster,
height: 93 cm, origin: Volterra (Italy)