Etruscan Odd Couple

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© Deborah Downes
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UploadedMarch 12, 2010
TakenMarch 15, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
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This strange pair sits atop an Etruscan urn in Museo Etrusco within the Tuscan hill town of Volterra. Etruscan urns and tombs often involve a carving of someone who in no way resemble how the deceased within had looked. Would sure love to know why this unusual couple was chosen for this urn.

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  • dp *

    dp * gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Great entry

  • Giampaolo Lolli

    Giampaolo Lolli   gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Volterra, Populonia, Golfo di Baratti, Remember? Nice shot!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Let us hope that the artist took "artistic license," but it is certainly a variation on a theme. Usually the artist makes his subject look a little more attractive! Clever entry!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    I love this entry! Well done


    JOE FAILK gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Perfect for the theme!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    It does make you wonder! A good entry for the theme.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    A fabulous entry Debrah!!!!!!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Mar 2010):

    WOW! What a find and entry.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (14 Mar 2010):

    magnifica, brava!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Oh yes how unique!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Excellent lighting and composition, Deb! This is a great entry.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    Very unusual and very interesting what you wrote about the couple. Great entry for the theme!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    a wonderful theme entry! good one, Deb!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Wonderful detailed carving, love the cheekbones etc..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most excellently).

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    Perfect! The lighting is wonderful!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Excellent photo and entry!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    I like the contrasting black background..the figure turned to the side looks like it is giving his partner a look of distain...Great entry for the theme.

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (16 Mar 2010):

    Nice. The lighting is dramatic, and the detail spot on. Bravo !!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    LOL......what a perfect entry. You document such a fascinating world Deborah ~ ! :)

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Very theatrical.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (17 Mar 2010):

    Extremely good find Deb.!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Love it :) well done perfect for the theme Deborah !!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    The way she's looking at him they could have been husband and wife having an arguement.....LOL. Beautiful detail and lighting Deb!

  • Brad Hayne

    Brad Hayne gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    great shot - sure are an odd couple!

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