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Title: La necropoli orientalizzante della Banditella a Marsiliana d'Albegna
Subtitle: Considerazioni sulle combinazioni di corredo e su alcuni aspetti rituali
Author(s): MORANDI, Lionello
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 88    Date: 2013   
Pages: 13-38
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.88.0.2987073

Abstract :
The early 20th century excavation of Banditella cemetery at Marsiliana d’Albegna (Manciano, GR) provided a list of the grave-goods placed into the burials. A close analysis of all the tombs’ contents enables us to point out some recurring grave-goods associations, which are presumably related to different hierarchical levels within the gens buried in the cemetery. The plan of the necropolis allows us to elaborate on the distribution of the identified grave-goods associations and the possible relationships between burials. They often appear to have been arranged in discernible patterns, such as in groups around chariot graves, or to have been disposed according to relationships between high-ranking male and female tombs and middle- and low-ranking tombs. Moreover, the finding of two nearly life-size anthropomorphic images within two burials (‘Circolo degli Avori’ and ‘Circolo della Fibula’) leads to some remarks on the interpretation of such statue-like objects, which are known from a very few examples from Vulci and its territory.

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