Interior of the tomb of the Reliefs.

Tuff covered with stucco. 4th century BCE.

Cerveteri (Caere), Tomb of the Reliefs

Description:
A long row of steps leads to the tomb of the Reliefs amazing with a plenty of painted stucco shields, helmets, swords, sacrificial cups. There are also pictures of mythological creatures — the serpent-legged divinity and the triple-headed dog. Capitals of the pilasters and carved legs of the beds are decorated too. Two pillows one on another are carved of stone in the head of the bed; their surfaces are modelled so skilfully that seem to be soft (pic. 124). The infilling of arcitechtural platitudes by reliefs is also peculiar for other tombs of 4th century B.C.
Credits:
© Photo, text: G. I. Sokolov. ISKUSSTVO ETRUSKOV. M., Izd-vo “Iskusstvo”, 1990, s. 217, il. 124.
RUSSIAN

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