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The Chimera of Arezzo

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Chimera of Arezzo ~ one of the main reasons I fell in love with art.

Shaft of a bronze thymiaterion (incense burner), Etruscan, 5th century B.C. During the fifth century B.C., the Etruscans were expanding their trade contacts throughout the Mediterranean world. The man in Persian costume is an unusual expression of the Etruscan interest in the exotic.

Etruscan bronze water jar C.400 B.C

Etruscan bronze mirror cover C.150BC

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Mythology - Educational Plate - Various chimeras Friedrich Justin Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1790-1830 (Eigenbesitz), Fabelwesen 2

Etruscan priestess wearing a torq, bronze votive statue 200-100 BCE

Bronze statuette of a satyr Period: Archaic Date: 6th century B.C. Culture: Etruscan

Kleitias e Ergotimos. Vaso Fançois con i giochi funebri tenuti da Achille in onore di Patroclo e molte altre storie. Fu ritrovato a Chiusi nel 1844. Un custode lo mandò in frantumi nel 1900. Si ammira nel Museo archeologico di Firenze