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Unit 2

2.3 Etruria (900-270 BCE) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

1 min readโ€ขoctober 29, 2020

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Etruria (900-270 BCE) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Architecture

  • Buildings are made from wood and mud brick, which is why many of them have not been preserved over the centuries ๐Ÿš๏ธ
  • Etruscan architects built stairs that led to an entrance, unlike Greek architects who surrounded a building with stairs
  • Inspired by Greek architecture (columns, capitals, built on an elevated platform ๐Ÿ›๏ธ, etc)
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Image Courtesy of Khan Academy. Temple of Minerva.

Painting

  • Men are painted in darker colors than women, which Etruscan paintings have in common with ones made in ancient Egypt.
  • Most frescoes (method of painting where the artist applies paint ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ on top of fresh plaster) are found in tombs, which shows that they had a funerary purpose in Etruria.
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Image Courtesy of Bethany H on Pinterest. Tomb of the Triclinium.

Sculpture

  • Sculptures are commonly made from terracotta (ceramic made from clay) or stucco (a type of plaster usually made from sand, lime, and water).
  • Figures are always clothed for modesty, unlike most Greek sculptures.
  • Were once brightly painted ๐ŸŽจ, but it has worn away with time and only the terracotta bases remain
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Image Courtesy of Khan Academy. Sarcophagus of the Spouses.

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