I enjoy studying ancient art. It is a peek into the psyche of our ancestors. Recreating their art assists discovery and understanding of the culture.
The image on this page is a recreation. The original image of three Etruscan women is currently on display at the British Museum. It is a decorated stone slab. The Etruscans were known for their ‘liberated women’ or liberated view of women, among other things.
As I recreated this image, I noticed the first woman on the right wears no head cover and carries no vessel. The woman in the middle carries a vessel that appears to be full. The woman on the left carries an empty vessel. Understanding the symbolism of a vessel (women as vessels), I wonder if this is a representation of women at various stages in life 1)youth, 2)child-bearing woman and 3)elderly.