Tomb of Hunting and Fishing, Tarquinia

Tomb of Hunting and Fishing, Tarquinia

Date 530-500 BCE

Movement Etruscan

Location Tarquinia, Italy


The natural subject matter and use of bright colors in this tomb painting is reminiscent of Cycladic themes, though the treatment of human anatomy and drapery clearly reveals a Greek influence. A party scene depicted in the gable certainly recalls Greek subject matter, though the inclusion of women makes this distinctly Etruscan.