Object: Urn

Cremation urn
Glass
Necropolis of Nuceria Gate, Pompeii

This delicate glass funerary urn was found buried in a grave and protected by a casing of terracotta. There were bones inside as well as a bronze coin — payment for transport to the Underworld. Urns of this style were in common use between the first and second centuries AD.

SAP No: 59769
Where was this found?
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