Etruscan art

According to Wikipedia: Etruscan art was the form of figurative art produced by the Etruscan civilization in central Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC. Particularly strong in this tradition were figurative sculpture in terracotta (particularly life-size on sarcophagi or temples) and cast bronze, wall-painting and metalworking (especially engraved bronze mirrors and situlae).

So you can imagine my delight at being able to acquire for sale, a number of Etruscan Art Miniatures for my Furniture and Antique Warehouse in Binegar, Somerset — between Wells and Shepton Mallet.

What I love about being an antique dealer is buying something of beauty and then delving into the history. These miniatures take me back to a time long ago when artists were inspired to create and centuries later other found them so iconic as to want to reproduce their form as miniatures.