A few years ago the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam acquired an Iron Age cinerary urn in the shape of a hut (Figs. 1-4).1 The huturn is handmade of impurified clay, so-called impasto, and varies in color from light-brown to dark-brown with greyish-black patches. Its shape is simple.2 It has a rectangular base with slightly convex sides, flaring walls and a roof with four slanting sides. The headbeams of the construction have been emphasized by ridges; these end on both sides of the ridgepole in moon-shaped elements. The entrance to the hut is formed by a quadrangular opening in the centre of the frontside which can be closed from the outside by means of a bronze bar. This bar could be stuck through perforated protuberances placed in the centre and on both sides of a quadrangular-shaped door.