Seller: ukr10 (727) 96.6%, Location: Clearwater Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172393512019 Condition: Broken and repaired at the level of her knees, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: Terracota, Details: Etruscan terracotta statue of nude woman, 700-400BC Etruscan terracotta statue of nude woman Discussion: other possibilities – Ancient Greek or Roman culture Age: 700-400 BC or later Size: 21 cm x 5 cm Similar statues: http://www.e-tiquities.com/An-Archaic-Greek-Terracotta-Kore-Archaic-Classical-Greek http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_07.286.31.jpg Etruscan civilization The Etruscan civilization (/ᵻˈtrʌskən/) is the modern name given to a powerful, wealthy and refined civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. As distinguished by its unique language, this civilization endured from before the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions (c. 700 BC) until its assimilation into the Roman Republic, beginning in the late 4th century BC with the Roman–Etruscan Wars. Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BC approximately over the range of the preceding Iron Age Villanovan culture. The latter gave way in the 7th century to a culture that was influenced by ancient Greece, Magna Graecia, and Phoenicia. At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman Kingdom, Etruscan civilization flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria, of the Po Valley with the eastern Alps, and of Latium and Campania. After 500 BC, the political destiny of Italy passed out of Etruscan hands, but the decline was gradual, with the last Etruscan cities formally absorbed by Rome around 100 BC. Although the Etruscans developed a system of writing, the Etruscan language remains only partly understood, and only a handful of texts of any length survive, making modern understanding of their society and culture heavily dependent on much later and generally disapproving Roman sources. Politics were based on the small city, and probably the family unit. In their heyday the Etruscan elite grew very rich through trade with the Celtic world to the north and the Greeks to the south, and filled their large family tombs with imported luxuries. Archaic Greece had a huge influence on their art and architecture, and Greek mythology was evidently very familiar to them. The latest mitochondrial DNA study (2013) shows that Etruscans appear to fall very close to a Neolithic population from Central Europe and to other Tuscan populations.