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Etruscan Art and Architecture

Etruscan Art and Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will focus on the art and architecture of the Etruscans

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This lesson discusses the elements of Etruscan art and architecture, and looks at how these changed after the Roman Conquest.


Image of Reconstruction of Etruscan Temple, Creative Commons,; Image of Tomb of the Reliefs, Cerveteri, Photo by Alessandro Antonelli, Public Domain,; Image of Tomb of the Leopards, Tarquinia, Public Domain,; Image of Sarcophagus with Reclining Couple, Creative Commons,; Image of Capitoline Wolf, Creative Commons,; Image of Chimera of Arezzo, Creative Commons,,_firenze,_09.JPG; Image of Sarcophagus of Lars Pulena, Photo by Robin Iversen Ronnlund, Creative Commons,; Image of Aule Metele, Creative Commons,

Terms to Know
Archaic Smile

The stiff, unnaturalistic facial expression seen in many Archaic Kouros and Kore figures.

Low Relief

A type of relief sculpture in which the three-dimensional element only extends from the wall surface a little bit.


An elevated platform.


The ridged element at the top of Etruscan temples.


A stone coffin, often decorated with sculpture.


A plaster used for coating wall surfaces.