Etruscan Dress (Paperback)
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Short Description for Etruscan Dress The author traces the development of Etruscan dress from the 8th to the 5th century BCE, using as evidence actual remnants of costumes, sculptures and other artistic representations, and literary passages dealing with the subject.
- Published: 31 October 2003
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780801874130 ISBN 10: 0801874130
- Sales rank: 1,469,848
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Full description for Etruscan Dress
In this study Larissa Bonfante traces the development of Etruscan dress from the eighth to the fifth century B.C.E., using as evidence actual remnants of costumes, sculptures and other artistic representations, and literary passages dealing with the subject. Bonfante explores Near Eastern influences on Etruscan dress as well as the relationships of Greek and Roman styles to Etruscan styles. She also addresses the problem of determining which garments were actually worn and which were only artistic conventions. In addition, by tracing the origin of each style of dress, she provides a chronology of Etruscan relations with the Near East and the cities of Greece. For this paperback edition, an updated bibliographical essay discusses the latest research and discoveries in the field.