The urn was unearthed in the summer of 1901, within a tomb chamber that contained a total of four urns, all relating to male members of the Ceicna family (possibly three brothers and the father), an engraved olla and other grave goods. A tile with a scratched inscription closed the entrance to the chamber along with some stones.
The urn, typical of the production of Chiusi, occupied the place of honour at the centre of the platform at the bottom; it probably refers to the founder of the hypogeum, mentioned in the inscription painted on the casket: “Ar(nth) Ceicna, son of Anaina” in which Anaina is the family name of the mother, very widespread in Chiusi and particularly at Castiglion del Lago. The family name Ceicna, although also known around Chiusi, is typical of Volterra, where it was subsequently Latinised as Caecina, surviving until the present day in place names. Inside the urn there are the cremated remains of a male aged between 60 and 65 years, and possibly a second individual from 16 to 25 years.
The lid, well-made, was produced partly through direct modelling, while the casket is decorated using moulds and depicts the duel between Eteocles and Polynices in the presence of two funerary demons; both retain lively polychromatic decoration.