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1 Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12e
Chapter 9 Italy Before the Romans: The Art of the Etruscans

2 Italy in Etruscan Times

3 Goals Identify the geographic area of the Etruscan people.
Examine the possible origins of Etruscan art and culture. Understand how and why the architecture and art of the Etruscans is different from that of the Greeks. Understand the funerary customs of the Etruscans.

4 Fibula with Orientalizing lions: ca 650-640 BCE

5 Etruscan Architecture Model of a Typical Etruscan Temple 6th BCE

6 Etruscan Funerary Sculpture
Sarcophagus from Ceveteri ca. 520 BCE

7 Cerveteri Tomb Figure 9-6 Plan of the Tomb of the Shields and Chairs, Cerveteri, Italy, second half of the sixth century BCE.

8 Tarquinia: Tomb of the Leopards

9 Tarquinia Tomb of the Leopards

10 Capitoline Wolf What evidence is present for the influence of the Greeks and Romans in the Etruscan art? What is the importance of the Capitoline Wolf? BCE

11 Chimera of Arezzo 1st half 4th cen BCE

12 Ficoroni Cista Late 4th cen BCE

13 Porta Marzia, Perugia – 2nd cen. BCE

14 Sarcophagus of Lars Pulena from Tarquinia
Early 2nd cen BCE

15 Early & Late Etruscan Sculpture

16 Discussion Questions Where do you believe the Etruscans originated? Why is their origin not known? What does Etruscan wall painting tell us about Etruscan life? How is this different from the wall paintings of the Egyptians? of the Aegean cultures? What aspects of Etruscan art and architecture is unique to them?  

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