Mostra permanente "Frontone di Talamone"
Exhibitions

Frontone di Talamone permanent exhibition

Terracotta fragments of bas-relief carvings from a fourth century BC Etruscan temple

Orbetello
The Frontone di Talamone permanent exhibition is housed on the ground floor of an historic building which was the fifteenth century home to the convent of the Suore Clarisse and also a military barracks for Umberto I. The building currently also houses the town library, an auditorium and the headquarters of the local Proloco lagunare. The exhibition is made up of terracotta fragments of bas-relief carvings which depict the myth of Sette in Tebe. The fragments were found at the end of the nineteenth century on the Talamonaccio hillside which sits on the eastern edge of the Talamone bay. They come from a fourth century BC Etruscan temple. The temple was restored and the carvings added around the year 150 BC and then destroyed by a fire around the year 100 BC.

These terracotta pieces were restored, put back together and originally displayed in the topographical section of Florence’s Archaeological Museum. After the Great Flood of 1966, the façade had to undergo further restoration work and more fragments which had been recently unearthed on the Talamonaccio hill were added. The restored façade was put back on display in Florence in 1982 and was then brought back to its home.

Opening hours
THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED WHILE THE EXHIBITION IS TOURING THE COUNTRY

Orbetello
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