This informative and engaging book on the Museum's outstanding collection of Etruscan art also provides an introduction to the fascinating and diverse culture of ancient Etruria, which thrived in central Italy from about 900 to 100 B.C. Masterpieces of the collection include 7th century B.C. objects from the Monteleone di Spoleto tomb group (including the famous remarkably well-preserved bronze chariot), intricate gold jewelry, carved gems, and wonderful ambers. For the first time in more than 70 years, this incredible body of work is published in a comprehensive and beautifully designednbsp;book that draws upon decades of exhaustive research. Etruscan Art opens with short histories of pre-Roman Italy, Etruscan Studies, and the Metropolitan's collection, followed by chronological analyses of tomb groups, types of objects, and individual objects. The closing section features forgeries, pastiches, and objects of uncertain authenticity, all previously thought to be genuine. Richard Daniel De Puma, one of the foremost experts on Etruscan art, provides an invaluable new contribution to the study of ancient Italy.
De Puma, Richard Daniel, 1942-
Etruscan art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2013.
xiii, 336 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,31 cm.
Histories: Etruscan studies and the collection of Etruscan art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Introduction to pre-Roman Italy
Proto-Etruscan (Villanovan) and Italic art (ca. 900-600 B.C.)
The Orientalizing and Archaic Periods (ca. 750-480 B.C.)
The Classical Period (ca 480-330 B.C.)
The Etrusco-Hellenistic Period (ca. 300-100 B.C.)
Overview of Etruscan and Italic jewelry, ambers, and gems
Forgeries, pastiches, and objects of uncertain authenticity.
Statement of Responsibility:
Richard Daniel De Puma
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Italy Antiquities Catalogs.
Art New York (State) New York Catalogs.
Art, Etruscan Catalogs.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) Catalogs.