Collections OnlineGregorian Etruscan MuseumRoom IV

Pair of nenfro lions, late 6th cent. BC, cat. 14955-14956

Nenfro sarcophagus, called of the Magistrate, 3rd cent. BC, cat. 14950

Nenfro sarcophagus, called of the Poet, 3rd cent. BC, cat. 14561

Marble sarcophagus with polychrome relief, mid 4th cent. BC, cat. 14949

Virtual Visit of this Room

This room contains monuments of various kinds (sarcophaguses, urns, full relief sculptures, reliefs, stones, inscriptions), origin (Chiusi, Vulci, Cerveteri, Orte, Palestrina) and age (from the 6th to the 1st cent. BC.), united only by the material from which they are made: stone. They are mainly of local stone, preferred by Etruscan sculptors and chisellers for its ease of cut, while the aesthetic defects were remedied with abundant plastering and bright polychromes, which are now almost totally lost.