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Etruscan civilization

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Etruscan - Woman Holding an Egg - Walters 5487
The Etruscan civilization was developed by a people of Etruria in ancient Italy with a common language and culture who formed a federation of city-states. After conquering adjacent lands, its territory covered at its greatest extent, roughly what is now Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio, as well as what are now the Po Valley, Emilia-Romagna, south-eastern Lombardy, southern Veneto, and western Campania.

The earliest evidence of a culture that is identifiably Etruscan dates from about 900 BC. This is the period of the Iron Age Villanovan culture, considered to be the earliest phase of Etruscan civilization, which itself developed from the previous late Bronze Age Proto-Villanovan culture in the same region. Etruscan civilization endured until it was assimilated into Roman society.

Assimilation began in the late 4th century BC as a result of the Roman–Etruscan Wars; it accelerated with the grant of Roman citizenship in 90 BC, and became complete in 27 BC, when the Etruscans' territory was incorporated into the newly established Roman Empire.
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Handle of a cista with girl

Handle of a cista with girl

Accession Number: 09.221.13

Pair of bronze amphora (jar) handles
Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Shallow dish with a wide horizontal rim. Archaic

Bronze oinochoe (jug), bronze, Etruscan
Archaic Chariot fragments, plaque with socket
Etruscan Carnelian scarab, Italy
Archaic Terracotta oinochoe (jug)
Handles of a situla, bronze

Handles of a situla, bronze

Archaic or Classical

Archaic Etruscan Terracotta flask, Italy

Archaic Etruscan Terracotta flask, Italy

Without decoration. Archaic

Archaic Chariot fragments, S-shaped braces
Gold serpentine fibula (safety pin)

Gold serpentine fibula (safety pin)

Serpentine fibulae have distinctive coiled bows. Geometric

Bronze phiale (libation bowl) with four swinging handles
Bronze oinochoe (jug), bronze, Etruscan
Archaic Etruscan Terracotta kantharos, Italy
Gold earrings with pendant vase and ring
Statuette of a Woman, bronze
Etruscan Jar, Italy

Etruscan Jar, Italy

Reddish-brown, two-handled, narrow border of incised lines at top of shoulder. Villanovian/Orientalizing

Archaic Bronze oinochoe (jug), bronze, Etruscan

Archaic Bronze oinochoe (jug), bronze, Etruscan

Beaked trefoil mouth. The handle attachment terminates in stylized animal heads with an elegant palmette at the base. Archaic

Bowl with foot
Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Shallow dish with flattened lip. Archaic

Statuette of Herakles, bronze
Archaic Bronze griffin attachment, bronze, Etruscan
Archaic Vase fragment, terracota, Europe, Italy

Archaic Vase fragment, terracota, Europe, Italy

Full-face human figure in relief. Archaic

Disk Brooch with Cameo

Disk Brooch with Cameo

The Langobards often embellished their own jewelry with gems carved centuries earlier by Roman or Etruscan craftsmen. These gems, valued for their antiquity, linked their Langobardic wearers to the illustrious ... More

Archaic Terracotta canopic urn
Archaic Terracotta jug with lid

Archaic Terracotta jug with lid

A moulded human face below lip; a frieze of monsters about body. Archaic

Archaic Patera, bronze, Etruscan, Europe
Terracotta phiale (libation bowl)
Bronze neck-amphora (jar), bronze
Archaic Terracotta brazier fragment
Archaic Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Archaic Terracotta alabastron (perfume vase)

Three-tiered body with pendant designs on the upper tier. Archaic

Etruscan Fibula, Italy
Bronze shield boss, bronze, Etruscan
Archaic Fragments of a cart or chariot, rings
Archaic Terracotta olpe (jug)
Archaic Bronze fibula (safety pin) with amber segments
Etruscan Carnelian scarab, Italy
Archaic Terracotta four-handled amphora (jar)
Archaic Fragments of a cart or chariot, loops
Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Shallow dish with a wide horizontal lip. Archaic

Archaic Patera, bronze, Etruscan, Europe
Bronze mirror, bronze, Etruscan, Europe
Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy
Archaic Terracotta oinochoe (jug)
Handle Fragment from a Small Vessel
Bronze oinochoe (jug), bronze, Etruscan
Gold serpentine fibula (safety pin) with animals in granulation
Archaic Etruscan Terracotta chalice, Italy
Banded agate scarab, Greek and Roman art
Archaic Vase fragment, terracota, Europe, Italy
Archaic Bronze cauldron, bronze, Etruscan, Europe
Statuette of a Priest, bronze
Bronze navicella-type fibula (safety pin)

Bronze navicella-type fibula (safety pin)

Navicella-type fibulae have arched bows with open undersides; incised decoration on the bow. Geometric

Archaic Vase with lid

Archaic Vase with lid

Cylindrical shape, edge ending in four human heads. Archaic

Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Archaic Bronze patera (salver), bronze, Etruscan

Shallow flat dish with a wide horizontal lip. Archaic

Statuette of a youth, bronze
Statuette of Herakles, bronze
Archaic Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup)
Terracotta architectural plaque with lotus and palmette designs
Hellenistic Terracotta oinochoe (jug)
Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy

Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy

High foot with fluted bowl. Archaic

Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy
Archaic Bronze fibula (safety pin) with amber segments

Archaic Bronze fibula (safety pin) with amber segments

Fibula with three amber segments on the bow. Archaic

Bronze tripod base for a thymiaterion (incense burner)
Terracotta askos  (flask with a spout and handle over the top)
Archaic Etruscan Focolare spoon, Italy
Pendants: ram's head

Pendants: ram's head

Three pendants in the shape of rams' heads. Classical

Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup), drinking vessel, terracota
Bronze oinochoe (jug) handle with satyrs flanking a head of Acheloos
Bronze oinochoe (jug) handle with lion's head and female protome
Archaic Bronze oinochoe: olpe (jug), bronze
Statuette of a bird

Statuette of a bird

Accession Number: 96.9.125

Hellenistic Alabaster cinerary urn
Archaic Chariot fragments, loops, bronze, Etruscan
Archaic Bronze cauldron with swinging handle
Etruscan Cup, miniature, Italy

Etruscan Cup, miniature, Italy

Yellow clay with two handles; no decoration. Classical (?)

Archaic Terracotta olpe (jug)

Archaic Terracotta olpe (jug)

Incised tongues at shoulder, designs at belly, concentric half circles at base. Archaic

Earring, trumpet-shaped
Archaic Terracotta kyathos (ladle)
Archaic Statuette of a youth, bronze
Archaic Vase fragment, terracota, Europe, Italy
Bronze shovel, bronze, Etruscan, Europe

Bronze shovel, bronze, Etruscan, Europe

Simple shovel with handle ending in an animal hoof. Classical

Archaic Bronze statuette of a double-headed lion
Hellenistic Terracotta cinerary urn
Archaic Bronze plaque of a man

Archaic Bronze plaque of a man

Facing left. Archaic

Archaic Terracotta spiral amphora (jar)
Etruscan Cup, Italy

Etruscan Cup, Italy

Small, rudely modeled cup of coarse clay without decoration. Accession Number: 96.18.86

Bronze patera handle in the form of Lasa
Hellenistic Pendant, bulla (lentoid)
Etruscan Necklace, Italy
Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy
Archaic Vase fragment, terracota, Europe, Italy
Etruscan Carnelian scarab, Italy
Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy

Archaic Etruscan Cup, Italy

High foot, with stamped relief of nine human figures six times repeated. Archaic

Archaic Fragment of a cart or chariot, socket
Archaic Terracotta inscribed alabastron (perfume vase)
Archaic Terracotta trefoil oinochoe (jug)
Bronze statuette of a solar deity
Bronze mirror, bronze, Etruscan, Europe
Mirror with Dioskouroi, bronze, Etruscan
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