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A Personal Invitation from Laura…

This amazing sarcophagus, the so-called the “Sarcophagus of the Spouses,” was discovered in 1881 at the Banditaccia necropolis, outside of Cerveteri.

The Etruscan Museum in Rome purchased the sarcophagus, which consisted of some 400 fragments which had to be pieced back together. Can you imagine?

This work stands as a symbol for the festive, fun-loving spirit of the Etruscan culture of the sixth century BCE. This husband and wife invite us to join them in an eternal feast.

It seems that Etruscan women were distinct among women of the ancient world, and the depiction of the woman on this sarcophagus is a prime example.

I wondered what made Etruscan women special, so I went searching for answers… If you’d like to learn what I found out, then join me!

I’m offering a free online lecture about women in Etruscan art.

I’m so excited to take you on a virtual visit into the heart of ancient Italy with me!

The class is free, it’s easy, and you can watch from anywhere in the world.

It takes just a moment to sign up, so even if you can’t attend live, you’ll get the replay from me.

Are you ready? It’s going to be awesome!

REGISTER FOR THE CLASS so you don’t miss out.

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See you there!

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Top: Etruscan woman, 3rd century BCE, painted terracotta, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bottom: Sarcophagus of the Spouses, c. 520 BCE, painted terracotta. Rome, National Etruscan Museum, Villa Giulia