Here is an updated visualisation of the antechamber of the RG tomb, in which we have implemented the most recent conclusions. Not all important objects do have a place yet, for example the wooden situla with silver decoration could be hanging in the window, but we want to do some research first before implementing this.
We have put the statues of the mourners around the bed and around the cinerary urn. But maybe we should not place them between the bed and the urn, as these mourners would turn their back on the urn. This could be a possible explanation why all drawings only show mourners on the left side of the bed (see detail of the plan of the tomb below). Does anybody has more information on the placing of Etruscan mourner images ?
We need to place more objects in the left niche next to the urn such as the biga, two iron fire-dogs, … But we still wander what the rectangular structures in this niche are (see detail of the plan by Grifi below)
We’re still working on the visualisation of the cella. Will come soon.
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