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Events in Cortona and surroundings: detail


From December 21 2013 to July 31 2014

Cortona - Etruscan Seduction - March 21st to July 31st

The exhibition " Etruscan Seduction ", scheduled from March 21 to July 31 , arrives in Tuscany.

150 works, including sculptures , pottery , inscriptions and other furnishings , including also 40 pieces coming from the British Museum in London will be the protagonists of ' Etruscan Seduction ' , an exhibition dedicated to the mysterious civilization Tyrrhenian at Palazzo Casali in Cortona (Arezzo ) from March 21 to July 31 .

The show revolves around a fundamental text in the birth and development of the Etruscology in XVIII Century. The "De Etruria Regali by Thomas Dempster , whose original drawings will be offered to the vision of the public in the course of the exhibition . Joining him there will be some Etruscan masterpieces such as the bronze Orator (I century BC. , Coming from the Archaeological Museum of Florence) , the Cherub Graziani (II century BC. , The Vatican Museums ) , as well as valuable pieces of the British as the panel Music milestone for the afterlife ( 490-470 BC) and the Offeror , sculpture in bronze and lead ( 500-480 BC).

The exhibition, organized by Maec ( museum and Etruscan Academy of Cortona ), City of Cortona , the British Museum and the residence of Holkam Hall in Norfolk ( which in fact were found the original drawings of De Etruria ) , was presented in Florence, among others, by the regional culture Cristina Scaletti , the mayor of Cortona Andrea Vignini , and the superintendent of the archaeological Heritage of Tuscany Andrea Pessina .
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