Ancient Etruscan Funerary Feasts


A detail of a wall painting in the Etruscan Tomb of the Funerary Bed at Tarquinia. The two men are dining, as indicated by their low one-armed chairs. c. 460 BCE. / Wikimedia Commons

Tombs include arts and goods that indicate person’s economic and social rank.


By Dr. Lisa Pieraccini
Associate Adjunct Professor of Art History
University of California, Berkeley


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Originally published by the Journal of the Etruscan Foundation 7:3 (2000, 35-49), free and open access, republished for educational, non-commercial purposes.

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