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Kebele volterrana
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Clay antefix
Kebele volterrana
Clay antefix

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The history of this extraordinary object has been lost but the good state of conservation and the impressed decorations suggest a funerary use as an urn to collect the ashes, instead of serving wine, as was customary at the time. The imprinted figures, in fact, tell the story of a woman who holds out a mantle with her right hand, while with her left she holds an egg that seems to shine, symbol of life after death, to her breast. This figure is closely related to the one painted on the other side of the crater; a man who is dressing in a cloak, presumably the deceased preparing for his new life.

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