Phersu Game, Tomb of the Augurs, Tarquinia

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Matthew Vivonia
by Smart History, Khan Academy
published on 09 November 2020
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A wall painting from the Etruscan Tomb of the Augurs at Tarquinia. The scene depicts the figure Phersu, a masked man from multiple Etruscan myths. He leads a "game" in which a man is sent against a dog with a club and a fabric wrapped around his face. Phersu leads him by a string as he bleeds from multiple wounds, as a form of religious bloodletting. 540-530 BCE.

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