For the AEVUM exhibition, Guarnacci Etruscan Museum presents three artefacts concerned with the fascinating Etruscan underworld, a true and profound cult of the deceased who, according to their religion, are destined to live eternally even after physical death.
Upon entering the exhibition room in Palazzo dei Priori, the visitor is greeted by a 4th-3rd century B.C travertine funerary marker with a very peculiar shape and an obscure text inscription. A few steps aways, as evidence of a complex burial ceremony, there is a 6th century BC impasto ceramic cinerary vase, featuring a simple decoration and a cangiante colour.
Finally, a magnificent alabaster cinerary urn from the 2nd century B.C. concludes the itinerary: the feminine, ethereal, delicate but austere depiction on the lid contrasts with the essentiality and purely masculine world of the container, whose figures, bearing the marks of time, have hidden features but which are still extremely expressive.