The religion of the Etruscans included a myriad of gods, goddesses, and minor divine beings, some of which were indigenous and some were imported, especially from Greece, and then given their own particular Etruscan attributes and myths...
Etruscan Votive Statuettes of Menerva (Athena)
Two Etruscan votive bronze statuettes of Menerva the warrior (Athena) wearing a high-crested Attic helmet and a cuirass with the gorgoneion, 450-400 BCE. (National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome)
The art of the Etruscans, who flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE, is renowned for its vitality and often vivid colouring. Wall paintings were especially vibrant and frequently capture scenes of Etruscans enjoying...
Volsinii (modern Orvieto), located in central Italy, was an important Etruscan town from the 8th century BCE when it was known by the name of Velzna. Representatives of the Etruscan League met annually at the site in the most important Etruscan...
Etruscan Bronze Sculpture
The Etruscans produced bronze goods going back to the Villanovan period (1100-750 BCE) and used the material for all manner of objects, but it is their figure sculptures which have become some of the star attractions in museums worldwide...