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Hypogeum of the Volumni

The Etruscan family had built a huge sepulcher consisting of 10 rooms in the likeness of a house with the intention that it could serve many generations: in reality only a few members - for unknown circumstances - found rest there, all in the largest cell, the tablinium.
On the left, the urn of her daughter Velia Velimna, seated on a throne. Next to this, the marble urn by Publio Volumnio, already Roman in the 1st century AD. with naturalistic depictions of a paradise garden and with the Latin inscription that gave the name Volumni to the Hypogeum.
In the center is the urn of Arnth Velimna son of Aule: the deceased, with a patera for sacrifices in his hand, lies on a triclinium draped under, on the sides of a painted door of Hades, there are two beautiful statues of winged funerary demons.
On the right is the urn of the brothers Vel and Larth and of their father Aule and grandfather Tefhri. The ceilings and tympanums of this tomb, which reproduce the plan of an aristocratic house, are decorated with reliefs imitating refined wooden structures (beams, coffers) and reliefs depicting characters linked to the afterlife and images of weapons and armor.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19177 W: 130 N: 40504] (215535)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2021-11-19
  • Exposição: f/0.1, 1/21 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-25 2:02
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