Anthropology Student Makes Unique Discovery

A University of Texas at Arlington graduate student in anthropology has helped to unearth a rare find: ancient images of a woman giving birth. What makes the discovery so unique is that it could be the earliest representation of childbirth in Western art, and the student, William Nutt, is legally blind.

The scene was discovered at an Etruscan site in Italy on a small fragment, about 1-3/4 x 1-1/4 inches (4 x 3 cm), from a ceramic vessel that is more than 2,600 years old.

“The image is unique because in the classical world, we don’t see a lot of birthing scenes,” said Nutt, who found the image in early July while working on the Poggio Colla excavation site northeast of Florence.

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