The New Etruscan Museum in Milan is a Thrilling Time Warp
Museum of Etruscan Art at Fondazione Luigi Rovati, Milan / Photo: Giovanni de Sandre for Fondazione Luigi Rovati
A white hand ashtray sculpted in 1942 is lit in a glass case with terracotta hands and ears fired during the 3rd to 2nd centuries BCE. Etruscans formed ex-voto (votive offerings) in anatomical shapes to put in tombs and on cremation urns as a bid to cure human organs in the afterlife. Swiss designer Diego Giacometti created the white terracotta Main as a series of interior decor objects. This unusual grouping at Milan’s Fondazione Luigi Rovati, which opened in September 2022, is
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