Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

CANCELED – The iconography of a life in arms: the Etruscan soldier at war, at home, and at the tomb

March 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

University Of Richmond: Jepson Hall, Room 118
410 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173 United States

AIA Society: Richmond

Lecturer: Hilary Becker

Greek and Roman sources help us to visualize Etruscan armies fighting against the Romans, but since no Etruscan literary testimony or histories has survived, little is known about the Etruscan military. A group of approximately 125 bronze helmets of Negau type were buried in a votive deposit outside of the city wall of Vetulonia in the fifth century B.C. This unique deposit makes it possible to learn about dedicatory practices, the expectation for the soldiers purchasing arms, and even what do with one’s armor in the off-season.

We will start by considering the implications of dedicating helmets to the gods. The Etruscans gave gifts to the gods but how often was this a practice with their armor? Further, would an Etruscan soldier be more likely to dedicate his armor to the gods or take it with him to his tomb? Many of the helmets from Vetulonia have inscriptions, which will be examined for what they can tell us about both Etruscan society and the Etruscan army.

Cinelli Lecture

Visitor parking is available after 5 pm in all University lots.

Please note, this lecture has been CANCELED.

When placing events on your calendar using these buttons, please check that time zone displays correctly.


March 19, 2020
6:00 pm EDT
Event Categories:


Elizabeth Baughan
View Contact Website


University Of Richmond: Jepson Hall, Room 118
410 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website
Subscribe to the AIA e-Update

support Us

The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.