The MAEC of Cortona offers the first exhibition dedicated to lighting in the Etruscan world until 17 October to offer a journey through finds from the most prestigious Italian museums.
On display a series of objects that testify to the techniques of natural lighting and the tools of artificial lighting used by the Etruscans. From the famous Etruscan bronze chandelier already kept in the halls of the MAEC, an amazing and precious instrument of ancient artificial lighting, to the exceptional loan from the Mann of Naples: a statue found in Pompeii representing an ephebe, to whom a special set-up in the Mappamondi room is dedicated . The bronze statue is about one and a half meters high and represents a teenager with a candlestick who played the role of reception for illustrious guests in the residences of antiquity.
An entire section is dedicated to lighting systems connected to the Nuragic culture, developed in pre-Roman Sardinia, and a particularly rich section is reserved for some of the most prestigious creations found in the city of Pompeii – linked to the Etruscan world by ancient ties
dependence – including a splendid statue of a lamp-bearing ephebe found intact in a rich residence in via dell’Abbondanza.
Info: until 17 October
Cortona – MAEC Museum
Full ticket € 10.00
Reduced ticket € 7.00