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Etruscan art Etruscan wall-painting Etruscan art was the form of figurative art produced by the Etruscan civilization in northern Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC. Particularly strong in this tradition were figurative sculpture in terracotta (particularly life-size on sarcophagi or temples) and cast bronze, wall- painting and metalworking (especially engraved bronze mirrors and situlae ). The mysterious origins of this people, and consequently of their artistic style, dates back to the people who inhabited or were expelled from Asia Minor during the Bronze Age and Iron Age , though other ancient cultures influenced Etruscan art (due to proximity or commercial contact), such as Greece , Phoenicia , Egypt , Assyria and the Middle East . However, its apparently simple character in the Hellenistic era conceals an innovative, characteristic and unique style whose apogee coincided with the Greek archaic period which would come to have a deep influence on the Roman art which would later entirely absorb it in the 1st century AD. Timeline Ancient art history series Middle East Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Asia India China Japan Scythia
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