The Etruscans used bronze for the manufacture of a wide range of prestigious items particularly associated with ritual, feasting, and warfare, including bronze figurines, Schnabelkannen, other jugs, basins, candelabra, kottabos paraphernalia, parade armor, shields, and helmets.

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