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Maggie May

I definitely noticed that women were more prevalent in the Etruscan wing than previously. Previously, we had discussed art which displayed women as symbols of fertility and abundance, or later art which depicted women in very limited formal settings and poses. In Hellenistic art, we see art of younger and older women in a variety of poses, settings, and expressions appear. Then, in Etruscan art, we see art which is created for women or of women more frequently. For example, we see the tomb of an Etruscan woman who was buried with jewelry, incense, and thirty mourning figures around her. It would follow that Etruscan women seemed to have more prominence in Etruscan society than that which we have studied previously, a fascinating shift.