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ANTICO MANUFATTO IN TERRACOTTA DI GUSTO ETRUSCO RAFFIGURANTE DIANA CACCIATRICE Antico manufatto in terracotta di gusto etrusco raffigurante Diana cacciatrice altezza cm 101. Già visionate da Carbinieri Tutela Patrimoniale e dai Beni Culturali di Genova come antica riproduzione

Etruscan Tomb | Etruscan civilization is modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy in area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Latium. Romans called creators Tusci or Etrusci. Name is origin of terms Tuscany, which refers to their heartland, and Etruria, which can refer to wider region. Distinguished by unique language, civilization endured from time of earliest Etruscan inscriptions (ca. 700 BC) until its assimilation into Roman Republic in 1st century BC.

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.

NYC - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Etruscan Art,terracotta. angel-like winged figure with elaborate hair, male - similar to Sumerian deities

The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

Etruscan painted pottery C.300BC Campania. Fiesole Etruscan museum Symbols of the palmette as the sun rising between two mountains, being reborn, after dying and giving life to the earth; also represented by the spirals. Below the palmette is a triangular closed pediment called a tabernacle. The tabernacle known to most Christians is in Jerusalem in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where the body of Christ is buried. ~ wikipedia

Fictile acroterium (architectural ornament) representing Pegasus, 450/430 B.C Artwork-location: Città Del Vaticano, Vatican Museums, Etruscan Museum

Etruscan charioteer. Etruscans, who lived in Etruria, were known as Tyrrhenians by the Greeks. They were at their height in Italy from the 8th to the 5th century BCE. Herodotus (c. 450 BCE.) reports, as a theory of their origin, that the Etruscans came from Asia Minor. The Etruscans lived in what is modern Tuscany , in the area bounded by the Tiber and Arno rivers, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

late 6th C. BCE Etruscan Woman wearing shoes, jewelry and elaborately crinkled chitin with a himation diagonally across her chest. Her pose and garments have parallels in Greek sculpture of the 6th C. BCE but her broad torso, short neck, her shoes and the extensively incised decoration are typically Etruscan.

Tarquinia - Etruscan frescoes.The Etruscan played a primary role not only in the history of ancient Italy, but also in the entire pre-Roman Mediterranean.