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Title: Decorated Etruscan Stone Sarcophagi
Subtitle: A Chronological and Bibliographical Appendix to R. Herbig, Die jüngeretruskischen Steinsarkophage (Berlin 1952)
Author(s): VAN DER MEER, L. Bouke
Volume: 76 Date: 2001
In 1952 R. Herbig published a well illustrated catalogue of decorated Etruscan stone sarcophagi. The sarcophagi were not dated by him. This article aims to complete Herbig's work, update it and combine it with other publications made on this subject. The production of these stone sarcophagi was between 350 BC and 200/180 BC with some exceptional founds of earlier and later dates (400 AD - 200 AD<). The study of this sarcophagi is important because of the relationships between the production centres, stylistic developments and thematic shifts in the fourth and third centuries BC, and the status and mentality of the deceased.