Their craftsmanship is proved by the large cinerary urns, by the jugs with wide, deeply ribbed, scientifically fixed handles, and by vessels and vases as elegant in form and light in weight as any that have been since produced at Murano.
Of tombe a fosso there are none, and the next stage is marked by the so-called tombe a ziro, in which the cinerary urn (often with a human head) is placed in a large clay jar (ziro, Lat.
A large number of the inscriptions are painted upon the tiles which closed the niches containing the cinerary urns.
Aï¿½40pï¿½i c, derived from aï¿½661, on both sides, and 4EpEcv, to bear), a large big-bellied vessel used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for preserving wine, oil, honey, and fruits; and in later times as a cinerary urn.
The museum contains a very valuable collection of Etruscan antiquities, especially cinerary urns from the ancient tombs N.
Vessels of clay, more or less ornate in character, which occur with these early interments of unburnt bodies, have been regarded as food-vessels and drinking-cups, differing in character and purpose from the cinerary urns of larger size in which the ashes of the dead were deposited after cremation.
Nearly fifty skeletons were discovered, mostly lying upon charred logs, surrounded with cinerary urns filled with partially burned bones.
The pottery is all "hand-made," and the bulk of the objects excavated are cinerary urns, usually found full of burnt bones.