"an Etruscan urn which I had brought home from a trip to Italy"

   The famous style of pottery originating in ancient Greece (pictured left), and produced in several Mediterranean countries, was traditionally termed 'Etruscan' due to its initial discovery in Etruria.  The term is more correctly applied to the type of dark pottery actually produced by the Etruscan civilisation (pictured right), the pre-Roman rulers of present-day Italy.