Gli specchi etruschi con cornice figurata. Riflessioni sulla struttura e raffigurazione del ‘cosmo’ in Etruria

Laura Ambrosini

Contenuto in: Studi Etruschi 80 - 2017

pp. 101-113

DOI: 10.26406/StEtr80-006

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Abstract

Within the thriving production of Etruscan bronze mirrors, it has been possible to identify a small group that, in our opinion, is particularly influenced by Attic red-figure pottery. These mirrors are decorated with complex mythological scenes and have a specific feature: a figured border. This case study attempts to analyze whether or not this decoration reflects the Etruscan conception of the cosmos (Sky, Earth, Ocean/Underworld). Furthermore, it aims to highlight how this phenomenon concerns not only the iconography, but also the structure itself of the decoration. It is a matter of great interest that also involves, for obvious reasons, the organization of the Etruscan bronze workshops.

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