Professional Custom Accounting: Discuss why Etruscan tombs look like they do and are filled with beautiful objects (like Exekias’ famous vases).
Sharing of Ideas
Discuss the sharing of ideas that we see in the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. Identify 2 specific examples that illustrate this sharing of ideas between the cultures we are examining this week and discuss how this sharing of ideas affected the development of art and architecture.
Discussion 3.3: Etruscan tombs
Larissa Bonfante’s article “Etruscan Sexuality and Funerary Art” looks at the intersection of Etruscan imagery, culture, and their beliefs about the afterlife. Put yourself in the shoes or sarcophagus of an Etruscan. When you choose to spend money on your tomb, sarcophagus, or the contents of your tomb, what are your needs, expectations, and obligations (to yourself, your soul, or your family)? Discuss why Etruscan tombs look like they do and are filled with beautiful objects (like Exekias’ famous vases).