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


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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