Dreiköpfiger Dämon, Fragment eines etruskischen Giebelreliefs aus Orvieto, Campo della Fiera, Ton, bemalt, 5.Jh.v.Chr.
© Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Photo: Erich Lessingend
Italia Antiqua: Etruscans and Romans in the Altes Museum
BERLIN • Altes Museum • Ongoing
The world renowned Berlin Etruscan collection - one of the largest outside Italy - has not been on permanent display since 1939. Complete tomb finds and magnificent objects of Etruscan art are now on view in the south and east rooms of the Altes Museum. Late Hellenistic cremation urns and sarcophagi, with their original painted surfaces still in tact, form a bridge to the section on Roman tomb art, where visitors will encounter a few old favourites such as the Medea sarcophagus from the Pergamonmuseum.
The Roman art on display in the Altes Museum's north and west rooms will not merely include sculptures, but also feature mummy portraits, exquisite silverware, cosmetic utensils made of glass and jewellery.
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