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Summary

Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 25-100 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Arezzo Theatre - Arretium

Arezzo Theatre - Arretium

Archaeological Museum Gaius Maecenas Cilnio

Archaeological Museum Gaius Maecenas Cilnio

Arretium

OmnesViae import TPPlace1096

Amphitheatre Arretium

Amphitheatre Arretium

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Etruscan Chimera sculpture from Arezzo, dates c. 400 BC.is the bronze statue is 129 cm in length and 80 cm high. Chimera is a legendary, fire-breathing monster of Greek myth that hailed from Lycia in SW Anatolia. It was unearthec in Arezzo, an ancient Etruscan and Roman city in Tuscany, in 1553.

See:

  1. J. M. Turfa, “Votive Offerings in Etruscan Religion,” In The Religion of the Etruscans, edited by N.T. De Grummond and E. Simon, J. M. Turfa, “Votive Offerings in Etruscan Religion,” In The Religion of the Etruscans, edited by N.T. De Grummond and E. Simon, pp. 90–115 , pp. 90–115 
  2. Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology, edited by Nancy Thomson de Grummond. London: Routledge, 1996, pps. 276-277.
  3. Fred S. Kleiner: A History of Roman Art. Boston: Wadsworth, 2016, p. 20
  4. Paul Greg Warden, he Chimaera of Arezzo: Made in Etruria? AJA 115/1, 2011