Bringing Looted Etruscan Art Home

The Colors of the Etruscans
christopher siwicki

Athletic's trainer, 6th century BC. Copy of the original now preserved in the Getty Museum.

The richness of Etruscan artistry is currently on show in an exhibition at Museo Centrale Montemartini in Rome. The Colors of the Etruscans (curated by Alfonsina Russo, Claudio Parisi Presicce, Leonardo Bochicchio, Daniele Federico Maras, and Rossella Zaccagnini) brings together a superb series of terracotta frescos and sculpture, which once decorated the walls and roofs of temples, houses, and tombs. Although many of the pieces are fragmentary, they still reveal the excellence of Etruscan molding and painting; through the subjects depicted, they provide an insight into Etruscan society.

Event Information
Start Date: November 7, 2020
End Date: January 11, 2021
Venue: Museo Centrale Montemartini

The Colors of the Etruscans