Xoana figure from Chiusi.
7th-6th c BCE Etruscan Etruscan Sculpture
(900 BCE - 3rd c. BCE)
650 BCE-550 BCE
7th-6th c BCE
Sandstone: Pietra fetida
Chiusi. Tuscany. Italy.
Chiusi. Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Many statues from the school of Chiusi were sculptured busts of the top half of women (xoana). These statues were characterized by top heavy figures with fully rounded heads and a strong emphasis on the face. Characteristics of the sculpted face were influenced by Greek Daedalic art.