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Ce tumulustypeoftombis characteristicforetruscan

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Unformatted text preview: and bronze sculptures survive Etruscan Tomb Architecture Etruscan Tomb Architecture Necorpolis at Caere, Cerveteri, (Italy), 5th to 4th century B.C.E. Tumulus type of tomb is characteristic for Etruscan culture: round structure that has been partially excavated and covered with earth Interior excavated from tufa rock, a soft stone originally formed in through volcanic eruptions Etruscan Tomb Architecture Etruscan Tomb Architecture Tomb of the Reliefs, Cerveteri, (Italy), 5th to 4th century B.C.E. Interior of an Etruscan tumulus tomb: rock­cut tomb with brightly painted plaster reliefs representing weapons, tools, kitchen utensils, etc. Range of objects used on a daily basis in Etruscan Italy Notice the niches which would hold the sarcophagi of the deceased Etruscan Funerary Art Etruscan Funerary Art Sarcophagus, (Cerveteri, Italy), ca. 520 B.C.E., Terracotta (baked clay) Splendid example of a sarcophagus (coffin) depicting a reclining couple (people buried here) Life­like appearance; gestures allude to a banquet scene Modeled rather than carved Etruscan Sculpture Etruscan Sculpture She­Wolf of the Capitol, ca. 500 B.C.E., bronze Founding myth of Rome: Romulus and Remus: twin brothers were the offspring of a Vestal Virgin (priestess) and Mars, the god of war; they were abandoned and suckled by a she­wolf in the wilderness They both founded Rome, but in a dispute Romulus killed Remus Bronze and terracotta were the materials of choice of Etruscan artists The she...
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