Body of a "canopic urn" - ROM2010_11689_13

ROM2010_11689_13

Body of a "canopic urn"

Medium:Earthenware, made on a slow wheel and burnished
Geography: From Chiusi, Italy
Date: About 650-500 BC
Period: Etruscan
Dimensions:
28.9 x 22.3 x 21.9 cm
Object number: 919.5.163
Credit Line: Sigmund Samuel Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionThe name "Canopic" is borrowed from the term for Egyptian containers containing the vital organs, which may have inspired the Etruscan urn type. This urn is missing its lid, which would have taken the form of a human head. The vase itself forms a "bust", with the strips of clay indicating the arms.
Collection:
Greek World
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