Etruscan winged horses

Etruscan Pegasus, c. The horses were found in pieces by archaeologist Pietro Romanelli in Together w/the horses, Romanelli brought to light the remains of what is considered to be the largest Etruscan temple ever unearthed.

Etruscan statue of a calf (ram) bearer C.600BC Metaponto museum

Statue of Ram Bearer - from Etruscan culture in ancient Italy, circa c. BCE - at the Metaponto Museum

Etruscan terracotta head of a man Manganello, Cerveteri, C.100 BCE.

Etruscan terracotta head of a man. Manganello, Cerveteri, C. National Etruscan museum of Villa Guilia.

Etruscan head of Zeus from the Via San Leonardo Temple, polychrome terracotta work. 5th century BCE. Orvieto, Museo Claudio Faina

Head of Zeus -- Century BCE -- Polychrome terracotta work -- Via San Leonardo Temple -- Museo Claudio Faina (Archaeological Museum) of Etruscan Art, Orvieto.

Etruscan granulated gold lion pendant, ca. 550BCE. Taranto archaeological museum

Etruscan granulated gold lion pendant, c. National Archaeological Museum of Taranto, Italy.

Etruscan marble panel ca. 350 BCE, Turin, Museum of Antiquities.

Kairos (personification of the right, opportune moment), relief, roman copy of a century B. original by Lysippos

Polychrome terracotta head of Zeus. Etruscan civilization, 5th century b.C. Polychrome terracotta head of Zeus. Artwork-location: Orvieto, Museo Claudio Faina (Archaeological Museum)

Polychrome terracotta head of Zeus. Etruscan civilization, century b. Polychrome terracotta head of Zeus.

Mars on the horse    The horse is a strong symbol in the Etruscan culture. Like  in the Egyptian or in the Chinese culture the Etruscans would put in their tombs a large number of warriors or horses or chariots...to be their army in the next world, in fact for the Etruscans the death was only a passage to the next world. Mars (his Etruscan transposition) and Minerva are the most   represented figures of the Etruscan mythology.

Mars on the horse - Etruscan

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