Depictions of Death in Etruscan Art


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What was the main focus of Etruscan art in terms of the dead?

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1. What was the basic shape of an Etruscan tomb?

2. What material did the Etruscans use to make their sarcophagi?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Etruscans, an ancient civilization in what is now modern-day Italy, made many significant contributions to ancient art. One notable feature of their artwork is their unique portrayal of death. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how death is represented in Etruscan artwork.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Focus of Etruscan art in terms of death
  • Basic shape of Etruscan tombs
  • Material Etruscans used in their sarcophagi
  • How the deceased were depicted in Etruscan statues
  • Common themes in Etruscan murals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding death in Etruscan art
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific themes and methods associated with the portrayal of death in Etruscan art
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how Etruscans viewed death, and apply it to understanding their artwork

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Depictions of Death in Etruscan Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define necropolis
  • Recall how the Etruscans used of terracotta
  • View the Tomb of the Reliefs