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The Liver of Piacenza with its Etruscan inscriptions.

The Liver of Piacenza is an Etruscan artifact found on September 26, 1877 near Gossolengo, in the province of Piacenza, Italy. It is a life-sized bronze model of a sheep's liver covered in Etruscan writings. The writings on the liver are names of Etruscan deities. It is believed that the bronze model served as a tool for priests when they practiced haruspicy. It has been dated to the 2nd-3rd century BC. [1]

The bronze liver is now on display in the Municipal Museum of Piacenza, in the Palazzo Farnese.

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Notes and references

  1. ^ de Grummond, Etruscan Myth, Sacred History and Legend, page 67

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