#The_Two_Dancers. In this masterpiece from the Tomb of the Triclinium at Tarquinia, a couple dressed in their finest costume dance into the hereafter. #Etruscan, 480 BCE.  Dancing such as this symbolic dance represents is theorized as contributing to the development of #theatre.

#The_Two_Dancers. In this masterpiece from the Tomb of the Triclinium at Tarquinia, a couple dressed in their finest costume dance into the hereafter. #Etruscan, 480 BCE. Dancing such as this symbolic dance represents is theorized as contributing to the development of #theatre.

Detail of a miniature of Minerva crowned, instructing men in making armour, while a man uses counters and another plays the flageolet. From Boccaccio, Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation c. 1400-25, French (Paris). British Library MS Royal 20 C V f. 15

Detail of a miniature of Minerva crowned, instructing men in making armour, while a man uses counters and another plays the flageolet. From Boccaccio, Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation c. 1400-25, French (Paris). British Library MS Royal 20 C V f. 15

Sarcophagus and lid with husband and wife Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.E.

Sarcophagus and lid with husband and wife Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.E.

Dancer, from the Tomb of Lions, c.520 BC (wall painting). Etruscan, (6th century BC) / Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

Dancer, from the Tomb of Lions, c.520 BC (wall painting). Etruscan, (6th century BC) / Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

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