Wordless Wednesday– Tomb of the Leopards Posted on February 1, 2023December 30, 2022 by Rose Fairbanks Confronted leopards above a banqueting scene in the Tomb of the Leopards, c. 480–450 BC. Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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And the location of this scene? BC – long ago.
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I found it on Wikipedia. Here’s the first few lines. An Etruscan burial chamber so called for the confronted leopards painted above a banquet scene. The tomb is located within the Necropolis of Monterozzi, near Tarquinia, Lazio, Italy.
It also says this about the piece: The scene is usually taken to represent the deceased’s funerary banquet, or a family meal that would be held on the anniversary of his death. It is presented as a celebration of life, while Etruscan banquet scenes in earlier tombs have a more somber character.
Thanks for the information.
There’s something so fascinating bordering on wonder and beauty when seeing something like this that has lasted centuries. I don’t know all the symbolism but to see a peek into life that long ago is exciting.