from Etruscan Civilization

Volterra’s Etruscan past has long been vividly present, and not only in its tombs. The Ombra della Sera (Evening Shadow)-the lovely, 22-inch-tall, bronze statue of a young boy shown-was created in Volterra by Etruscan artists in the third century B.C. (The Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti [1901–1966] was directly inspired by these slender Etruscan figures.) The Ombra della Sera is shown standing in front of Volterra’s fourth-century B.C. Porta all’Arco, a still-intact Etruscan city gate.