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Approaches to Ancient Etruria

A useful overview of Etruscan studies and collections in Denmark.

Approaches to Ancient Etruria covers a wide range of topics within the legacy of the Etruscans, lending valuable insight into questions of social and cultural identities, as well as new interpretations and hypotheses. In fifteen articles, scholars from Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark present recent work on a broad range of Etruscan issues. Contributions include a settlement study and detailed work on architectural moldings, as they provide insights into religious practices, burial customs, funerary art, portraiture, and social relations. Several articles deal with imagery in tombs, tomb paintings, and bronze reliefs, with one presenting a new hypothesis on the scenes on the Tragliatella oinochoe, another examining the “Magistratensarkophag” from Tomba dei Sarcofagi in Cerveteri, and others exploring space in tombs or inviting the reader to imagine Etruscan music. The introduction presents a useful overview of Etruscan studies and Etruscan collections in Denmark.

430 pages | 250 halftones | 6 1/2 x 9 3/4

Acta Hyperborea


Art: Ancient and Classical Art

History: Ancient and Classical History

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Table of Contents

Mette Moltesen, Marjatta Nielsen & Annette Rathje

Lars Karlsson
San Giovenale – a Terramare foundation

Ingrid Edlund-Berry
With a Sense of Place and Time. The Use of Mouldings in Etrusco-Italic and Republican Roman Architecture

Annette Rathje
Imagery and religious perception in early Etruscan societies

Sofie Ahlén & Liv Carøe
Life and death of Thesathei

Nora Margherita Petersen
The Underworld in the Late Orientalizing Period. A Unique Representation on a Bronze Plate from Tomb XI at Colle del Forno

Rasmus Brandt
Masks in Etruscan Tombs. A Ritual Reading

Ingela Wiman
Taming the Wilderness. Etruscan images of nature

Cecilie Brøns
To the Sound of Music. Approaching the Ancient Sonic Experience of Etruscan Art and Iconography

Matilde Marzullo
Collegare mondi. Un particolare impiego dello spazio tombale in prospettiva escatologica

Laura Nazim
Leichenspiele auf dem Magistratensarkophag aus der Tomba dei Sarcofagi in Cerveteri?

Helle S Roberts
Archaic Etruscan Dedications to a Rarely Mentioned Divinity

Marjatta Nielsen
Binding Etruria together - through marriage alliances

Sofie Heiberg Plovdrup
Facing Problems of Etruscan Portraiture. Approach, Theory and Definition

Bjarne Purup
Forged and Reproduced Etruscan Mirrors

Kristine Bøggild Johannsen
Bertel Thorvaldsen and the study of Ancient Etruria


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