Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

Name _________________________
Date Due: April 7, 2003

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Worksheet #13
Chapter 6: Etruscan Art

Explore the sites www.mysteriousetruscans.com/ and www.agmen.com/etruscans/index_eng.htm

Your textbook explains, " we would know almost nothing about the Etruscans at first hand were it not for their tombs." Considering that Etruscan "cities rivaled those of the Greeks, their fleet dominated the western Mediterranean… and their territory extended as far as Naples in the south and the lower Po Valley in the north," why is it that we have so few Etruscan artifacts other than those that serve funerary purposes?
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Compare and contrast the Sarcophagus, from Cerveteri with the Youth and Demon of Death. Discuss the changes in Etruscan tomb sculpture from the 7th through 4th centuries B.C.
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In general, what do the funerary works illustrated in your textbook tell us about the Etruscans?
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Now consider the Etruscan artworks illustrated on the websites. What do these works tell us about the Etruscans? Do you get a different sense of the Etruscan civilization when you also consider their non-funerary creations? In your own words, who were the Etruscans, and what do their artworks reflect about their civilization?
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