Sarcophagus

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

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

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

Ask a homework question - tutors are online