|One of the seized Etruscan urns|
It appears that the urns came from a cemetery in the vicinity of Perugia. Inscriptions suggest that they are likely to come from a common context, probably a family burial associated with the CACNI.
This is a reminder that removal of this sort of archaeological material destroys evidence and has intellectual consequences for the study of the past.
It will be interesting to see if any funerary urns from this haul had already passed onto the market.