Sarcophagus lid of Larth Tetnies and Thanchvil Tarnai
Date ca. 350-300 BCE
Housed at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Though cinerary urns were commonplace for most Etruscans, some exceptionally wealthy members of society were buried in sarcophagi. A beautifully crafted lid depicts a man and woman embracing tenderly, placed under a sheet so as to mimic a bed. Though iconography on the container’s sides reflect Greek influence, the representation of the deceased at its top makes it clearly Etruscan.