Open daily. Adm charge 0 partial. The pride of the Guarnacci Museum is its collection of 600 Etruscan funerary urns. Adorned with detailed carving, they offer a unique insight into Etruscan customs and beliefs (seepp40-41). The museum’s two principal exhibits are located on the first floor. Room 20 contains the terracotta Married Couple urn. The elderly couple on the lid are portrayed extremely realistically, with strikingly haggard and careworn faces. Room 22 contains an even more unusual exhibit, the elongated bronze figure known as the Omhra della Sera (Shadow of the Evening). This intriguing name was bestowed by the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, who said the bronze reminded him of the shadow Ombra thrown by a human della figure in the dying Sera light of the evening sun.
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