Stefano Santocchini Gerg
Contenuto in: Studi Etruschi 80 - 2017
Following on from the first contribution regarding the Orientalizing period at Felsina, where particular attention was given to the so-called “Proto-Felsinian stelae”, further reflections on the influences and cultural connections with the Tyrrhenian Etruria are proposed here. This analysis mainly concerns some expressions of the ‘minor arts’, such as zoomorphic bow fibulae, “ciste cordonate”, and the related anthropomorphic pendants. This study highlights the relationships that can be established through these objects with the area centred on the lower course of the Tiber and the connecting trade routes with Bologna, which involve also the Piceno. Furthermore, this study underlines how the role played by Felsina was not limited only to the transmission from South to North (and vice versa) of raw materials, finished products and technological knowledge, but also concerned the development of new models, their local production and their subsequent distribution.