Murlo and the Etruscans explores this and other mysteries in a collection of twenty essays by leading specialists of Etruscan and classical art, all of whom have been associated with the Murlo site. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany the essays.
The first eleven chapters survey specific groups of Etruscan objects and challenge the view of Etruscan art as provincial or derivative. Interpretations of the magnificent series of decorated terra cotta frieze plaques and other architectural elements contribute to an understanding of Murlo and related Etruscan centers. Plaques depicting a lively Etruscan banquet offer a way to detect differences between Etruscan and ancient Greek society.
The remaining nine chapters treat various aspects of Etruscan art, often moving beyond ancient Murlo, both geographically and temporally. They examine funerary symbolism, sculpted amber, and amber trade contacts along the ancient Adriatic Coast; depictions of domesticated cats; votive terra cottas of human anatomical parts and how they help in understanding Etruscan medicine; and the adaptation of Greek style, myth, and iconography in Etruscan art.
“These essays will have a broad impact on the study of the ancient Mediterranean. They will certainly be required reading not only for Etruscologists but for anyone with an interest in the world of classical antiquity. The range of subjects, moving in wide arcs around the archaeological site at Murlo, brings the site into focus in a way that a series of standard archaeological site reports could not.”—Kenneth Hamma, J. Paul Getty Museum
“There is a fine and commendable interweaving and intertwining of thoughts and scholarly research throughout Murlo and the Etruscans. It will be a useful reference source for the art of Etruscan coroplast, wherein lies the forte of the Etruscan sculptor!”—Mario A. Del Chiaro, University of California
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These essays will have a broad impact on the study of the ancient Mediterranean. They will certainly be required reading not only for Etruscologists but for anyone with an interest in the world of classical antiquity.About the Author:
Richard Daniel De Puma is professor of art and art history at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Etruscan Tomb-Groups: Ancient Pottery and Bronzes in Chicago’s Field Museum and co-editor of Rome and India: The Ancient Sea Trade, the latter published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Jocelyn Penny Small is professor of art history and director of the U. S. Center, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Rutgers University. She is the author of Studies Related to the Theban Cycle on Late Etruscan Urns and Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco–Roman Legend.
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Descrizione libro University of Wisconsin Press, Madison Wisconsin, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Many plates drawings and diagrams (illustratore). 1st Edition. New. Codice libro della libreria 018483
Descrizione libro University of Wisconsin Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0299139107 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0119290
Descrizione libro University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110299139107
Descrizione libro University of Wisconsin Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Text is Free of Markings. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0299139107