grave good; bowl (containers)

Bowl used as a cinerary urn cover, from Italy. It is Villanovan, dating from circa 9th century BCE. The base is flat. The sides are conical, bulging outwards towards the rim, and finally curving inwards to form the rim. It has a thick, horizontal loop handle, somewhat up-turned, with a lug on either side at the rim. It is decorated on the bulge with incised lines in geometric patterns, and impressed dots. It is burnished black.

Label: Old printed display label, reading 'ITALY. VILLANOVAN CULTURE, / 9th. CENT. B.C. USED AS A COVER / FOR CINERARY URN.'

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