Youth and Female Demon cinerary container

Youth and Female Demon cinerary container

Date early 4th century BCE

Movement Etruscan

Medium stone (pietra fetida)

Length 47″

Housed at Museo Archaeologico Nazionale, Florence


As with the somber shift in tomb paintings during this era, so too did sculptures reflect this change in mood. A winged demon eyes the deceased, whose scroll perhaps contains his fate in the underworld.