University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Marilyn Goldberg

Tarquinia Antefixes

A View of the History of an Etruscan City-State

By: Marilyn Goldberg

In The University Museum is a collection of architectural fragments from the Etruscan city-state of Tarquinia (Fig. 2), perhaps best known for the wall paintings of its archaic and classical tombs. The fragments in the Museum are part of a whole series of terracotta plaques that covered and decorated the exposed wooden beams of the […]