Sarcophagus

Sarcophagus - Lower body partially modeled More attention...

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Sarcophagus with reclining couple Cerveteri, Italy ca. 520 BCE Fig 9-4 • Made of painted terracotta • Cast in 4 different sections • Contains ashes of the deceased • Cremation was common in Etruscan society • Relatively naturalistic • Much like Archaic sculpture, e.g. Kouros • Antithesis of the timelessness and idealized rendering of Mentuemhet
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Unformatted text preview: Lower body partially modeled More attention paid to upper body Animated facial features & gesticulating arms No curve of the hips Transition from torso to waist is unnatural Kind of twisted perspective Mentuemhet Kourous...
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