Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 06 February 2017

Detail of the Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses, considered one of the great masterpieces of Etruscan art. It is a late 6th century CE Etruscan anthropoid sarcophagus made of terracotta. It depicts a married couple reclining at a banquet together in the afterlife and was found in 19th century CE excavations at the necropolis of Cerveteri (ancient Caere). (National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome.)



About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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