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

2 2 Italy in Etruscan Times

3 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 4 Fibula with Orientalizing lions: ca BCE

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

6 6 Etruscan Funerary Sculpture Sarcophagus from Ceveteri ca. 520 BCE

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

8 8 Tarquinia: Tomb of the Leopards

9 9 Tarquinia Tomb of the Leopards

10 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 11 Chimera of Arezzo 1 st half 4 th cen BCE

12 12 Ficoroni Cista Late 4 th cen BCE

13 13 Porta Marzia, Perugia – 2 nd cen. BCE

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

15 15 Early & Late Etruscan Sculpture

16 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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