Etruscan Bronze Turan

Etruscan Bronze Turan

An ancient Etruscan bronze statuette of Turan, she wears a long garment which she holds in her left hand, and a pointed cap on her head.

Ca. 5th century BC.
Height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm).

Turan was the Etruscan goddess of love, fertility and vitality and patroness of the city of Velch. Turan was commonly associated with birds such as the dove, goose and above all the swan,. The Etruscan month of July was named after her.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, (1992), no. 86.

Formerly in the collection of Sophie Schliemann collection, wife of Heinrich Schliemann (d.1890); subsequently in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 8173


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