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Liber linteus
(91 words)

[German version]

Etruscan book type in the form of a written linen cloth folded according to a fixed pattern. The so-called ‘Mummy-wrapping of Agram’ (liber linteus Zagrabiensis) is preserved in the original with c. 40 cm height and 340 cm preserved length containing a ritual text in calendric form ( Calendar; no earlier than the 3rd cent. BC). There are also pictorial and sculpted copies of libri lintei in Etruscan graves, on sarcophagi and urns.

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Bibliography

F. Roncalli (ed.), Scrivere etrusco. Exhibition catalogue Perugia, 1985.

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Prayon, Friedhelm (Tübingen), “Liber linteus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e703640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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