biconical urns

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Scope note
A large type of urn with a wide lip used for funerary purposes in ancient Etruria, particularly during the 10th-8th centuries BCE. Early Villanovan burials were often characterized by the use of such urns; one handle would be knocked off in a ritual destruction of the vessel. Biconical urns often stood as a shorthand for the body of the deceased and were often capped by a military helmet.
biconical urns
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024