cinerary urn


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cinerary urn

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Last October, Christie's London saw an Etruscan alabaster cinerary urn from the 1st century BC soar above its estimate of 20,000 [pounds sterling]-30,000 [pounds sterling] to achieve 92,500 [pounds sterling]; in June, $125,000 was realised at Sotheby's New York for an Etruscan head (Fig.
The forms of the pottery--the sarcophagus, the cinerary urn, the figural, monumental and crouch jars--represent different symbolic responses to this transition, whether the radical reduction of the body to ashes by cremation or its gradual corruption to bone and dust.
The item was identified as being a Roman marble cinerary urn dating to about the first century only after auctioneers from Christie's were invited to value a host of collectable items at the house.