Sarcophagus - • Lower body partially modeled • More...

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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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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '08 term at SCAD.

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