Villanovan cinerary urn
Necropoli di Poggio delle Granate (Populonia, LI)
Second half 9th century BCE
Dimensions: height 40 cm, ø max 23 cm
Biconical cinerary urn with non decorated body and geometric engraved decorated bowl. This type of biconical urn was used to hold ashes and burned bones after the cremation of the body, and were closed either by a bowl or (sometimes bronze) helmet.
Bibliography F. Biagi, M.Milletti, Nuovi dati sulla necropoli dell’Età del ferro di Poggio e Piano delle Granate a Populonia (LI), in Archeologia Classica, LXVIII, 2017, pp. 375-408.