In this room we have collected a large part of the iconography in relation
to eros and sex for the Etruscans.
This people has often been labeled as lewd and addicted to sexual practices
of all kinds.
While there is no historical evidence on the part of Etruscan, we would like
to say that things are not actually the case: homosexuality, group sex,
prostitution, reports of adults with young boys, were common practice
throughout the known world
and even the Greeks and Romans, who both blamed the Etruscans in this sense,
they were not immune from such practices.
In fact, the Etruscan civilization was more advanced socially, such as the
woman had a role as outlined in that Greek or Roman life, and enjoyed more
freedom and more rights than women's contemporary.
She attended the banquet with full right, lying next to her husband (as in
the depictions of Tarquinia) to the great scandal of the Greeks, who at the
banquet did not admit women, if not the ether, which in essence were
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Etruscans had a high regard marriage and
exclusive relationship with your spouse, did not practice polygamy and the
structure of their family relationships was not so dissimilar and distant
than it does today. Of course sexual activity retained its importance to
the Etruscans and the representations presented here are the direct