Museo Civico Archeologico di Sarteano

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Sarteano

The Archaeological Civic Museum of Sarteano is hosted in the sixteenth-century Palazzo Gabrielli, a few steps from the main square of the town, and collects the materials coming from the numerous Etruscan necropolis of the territory, included in a chronological arch that goes from the IX to the I century A.C.

The visit to the Museum of Sarteano begins with the finds coming from the tombs in the cockpit of SferraCavalli and from the tombs of Poggio Rotondo, including the splendid canopis (the cinerary urns in human form), including the feminine one on throne with in hand Ax symbol of power. In the third room, then, the elegant fetid stone cippus is exhibited from the resort Sant'Angelo which represents the scenes of an Etruscan funeral ceremony, and the painted ceramics of V and IV century A.C. Of the necropolis of the building.

All the lower floor has recently been expanded and set up to accommodate the new discoveries in the necropolis of the plane. Here, a hall is entirely dedicated to the natural scenic reconstruction of the extraordinary Tomb of IV century A.C. Said of the infernal quadriga, whose pictorial cycle is among the most significant of Etruscan art, with exceptionally original scenes related to the imaginary of the ultrater world. A real "infernal" journey was the one who awaited the spirits of the dead in their last journey to the other, among monstrous animals and demons: the protagonist of the fresco is Charun, the Etruscan homologue of the Greek Caronte, who with the Flaming chioma and the spirited look led the souls in the afterlife conducting the infernal quadriga, drawn by two lions and two griffins.


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Via Roma, 24
53047 Sarteano


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