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The Etruscans

Author: Erin Aldana

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

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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.