etruscan art

Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Latium. Their Roman name is the origin of the terms Tuscany, which refers to their heartland, and Etruria, which can refer to their wider region. the Etruscans emigrated from Lydia, at the Eastern coast of Anatolia, and were sent by their king to find a better land (Umbria) after a drought ravaged their homeland.
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The Etruscans are famous for their stunning craftsmanship which is reflected by this diadem of golden oak leaves and acorns. National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, gold jewelry -

Etruscan diadem of golden oak leaves and acorns, circa 550 BCE, National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, Rome.

Etruscan warriors from the Temple A pediment decoration at Pyrgi, the port of Cerveteri. Circa 550-500 BC. National Etruscan Museum, Rome

Etruscan Warriors Pediment Decoration at Pyrgi, the port of Cervetery -- Circa 550 BCE -- National Etruscan Museum, Rome

Etruscan armband Villa Giulia holds the most extensive collection of Etruscan artifacts in the world. Pottery, metalwork, sculptures, fragments of buildings and the like, it is fascinating to see how these people lived, built and died. A large portion of the items on display is coming from tombs. The Etruscans must have been under the firm believe that there was a long life after death

Etruscan armband Villa Giulia holds the most extensive collection of Etruscan artifacts in the world. Pottery, metalwork, sculptures, fragments of buildings and the like, it is fascinating to see how these people lived, built and died. A large portion of the items on display is coming from tombs. The Etruscans must have been under the firm believe that there was a long life after death

Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, 3rd century BC.

ancientart: “ Ancient Etruscan Mirror with Female Figure and Engraved Scene, bronze, century BC. “ The handle of this mirror is cast as a female figure with bracelets, armband, and necklace.

Etruscans in Tarquinia

An example of Etruscan artwork in which the style is very similar to Greek artworks.

Etruscan tebenna: Rounded mantel worn by men and women draped in various ways.

This image shows a man wearing a tebenna. This is only one of the ways that men and women would wear this rounded mantle during ancient Etruria.

Head of a Woman.Etruscan 4th-3rd century B.C. Italy, Lazio, Terracotta, traces of paint and gilding

theancientwayoflife: “~ Head of a Woman. Culture: Etruscan Date: century B. Place of origin: Italy, Lazio (Latium) Medium: Terracotta, traces of paint and gilding .

Miroirdecalchas Etruscian Mirror. A representation of Kalkas as Harbinger. 5th. century BCE.

The reverse side of a bronze mirror from Vulci depicts the mythical seer Calchas, dressed as a haruspex, examining a victim's liver. Etruscan early 4 th century BCE.

Etruscan fresco

Etrurski kostim

This page is dedicated to Etruscan art: Bronzes, Tomb Paintings, Ceramics, Gold work, Etruscan mirrors.

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Typhaon or Typhöeus. Zeus found him to be his worst enemy and ended up throwing the island of Sicily upon him. Here, in the image from the Tomb of Orcus, we can see Typhöeus, whose legs are serpents, bracing himself beneath the land.

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