The Etruscans Outside the Box: Ancient and Modern Tomb Biographies

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Pieraccini, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Etruscan tombs have been studied for centuries as a marker for understanding Etruscan society, culture, ritual and art. But only recently have scholars begun to look at these tombs, their contents, and the impact they have had on the wider imagination in a different light. This presentation explores three different examples of Etruscan tomb biographies literally “outside the box” with new evidence of prestige items, new discoveries of Etruscan tomb groups, as well how the Etruscans were appropriated at the turn of the 20th century.