Monday, August 06, 2012

Bronze Votive Figure Etrus can Found near Mount…

Bronze votive statuette of Vanth, an Etruscan winged demoness holding snakes in either hand. She has no direct counterpart in greek mythology though some scholars link her to the Furies. However she is shown as a benevolent guide, rather than as an avenging spirit. She appears in a variety of contexts linked to death. From the moment of death to the journey through the underworld.
Her other attributes include the torch, a key, a scroll, and she is often shown bare chested, a rolled short chiton and fur boots.

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