Etruscan votive head of the main god Tinia. Rare representation, brown impasto, 6th century B C, height 5 cm W 4 cm
Tinia, Tin or Tins is the name of the main god of the Etruscans, who lived in northern central Italy in antiquity. However, Tinia competes in this position with the ancient Etruscan god of Voltumna (Roman Vertumnus, from Latin vertere "turn"). Both deities, however, seem to be identical or fused together, representing only different aspects of the same God. Voltumna is the Etruscan god of the change of the seasons and above all contains the chthonic aspect of the Earth's connection. The name Tinia is originally Etruscan, while Vertumnus is rather Roman. The Romans (Marcus Terentius Varro) in turn referred to Voltumna as "the highest god of Etruriae princeps".
Condition: Small flaws at the right eye and nose
Provenance: 1992 from the German art trade Proof of origin at Catawiki.
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- Terracotta impasto
- Head of Tinia (Zeus)
- 5×4×0 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- 6 Jh.v.Chr.
- Good Condition, See Photo