08 March 2011 - Ponte S. Giovanni (PG)
Aboca and the Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Umbria
are glad to invite you to the presentation of the book:
ETRUSCHI. IL PRIVILEGIO DELLA BELLEZZA
Donatella Porzi, Councillor for Culture of the Province of Perugia;
Antonio Pagano, Superintendent for the Archaeological Heritage of Umbria;
Luana Cenciaioli, lead archaeologist of the Etruscan necropolis of Palazzoni;
Dorica Manconi, Archaeologist officer of the Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Umbria;
Alessandro Menghini, editorial director of Aboca Museum;
Mimmo Coletti, journalist;;
Agnese Massi, lecturer at the University of Perugia;
Simona Rafanelli e Paola Spaziani, editors of the book;
Asmaa, dance teacher.
The book discusses the different ways the Etruscans lived the ideal of beauty, through the Etruscan finds kept in various museums of Tuscany and Umbria. For the Umbria region, the book includes grave goods from the Casaglia locality (Perugia), including a travel beauty case in bone, the cinerary urn with lovers depicted on the lid, and a farewell scene carved on the front of the case.
From Perugia, Palazzone necropolis, come the urns with marital scenes, amongst which one has a depiction of Ulysses watching Penelope, half-naked, doing her makeup.
From Todi, grave goods with glass cups and lacrymatories. For the occasion, guided tours to the antiquarium of the Etruscan necropolis will be organised.