The Etruscans is the unique and in-depth exhibition bringing to light the history of the Etruscan civilization in its evolution, from the 9th century BCE, up to the dominion of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BCE. On show a selection of +150 original artifacts, drawing from some of the most important archaeological excavations in the territory of ancient Etruria and from the leading Etruscan museums of Tuscany: the Museo Nazionale Archeologico in Florence and the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci in Volterra.
Through 5 thematic sections, this large-scale exhibition eloquently illustrates many aspects of this exceptional civilization: the origins of the Etruscans and their historical-geographical contextualization, their zest for life, the elegance of their art, their religious beliefs, their funeral practices and the deep and abiding bond they perceived between the divine world and their daily lives. Not only was the Etruscan culture one of the most advanced civilizations at the time, it also exerted a far-reaching influence on the later ancient Romans, leaving them an extraordinary cultural, political, and religious heritage that is particularly unveiled throughout the exhibition.
Along with the extraordinary selection of original artworks visitors are accompanied by innovative videos and video projections, technological interactive devices and suggestive environments.
Archaeological artefacts and works of art rarely seen outside of Italy from leading Etruscans collections and excavations
Late 2nd – early 1st century BCE
High Relief of Vanth
Late 4th century BCE
Mirror with the Dioscuri, Minerva and Helen of Troy
3rd century BCE
Mask of Jupiter
Second half 4th century BCE
Ceramic, painted black
Kylix with a Dionysian Procession
Last decades 4th century BCE
Cast of Ombra Della Sera
Frontal Slab with Male Figure
Early 2nd century BCE
Objects in a Well-Shaped Tomb
First half of 8th century BCE
Plaster mix and bronze
2nd century CE