Vanth Database (MacDonald)

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  • Bronwen MacDonald


  • Samantha Masters


A digital companion and database accompanying the master's thesis Vanth: An Iconographical Study of an Etruscan Psychopomp via Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

This corpus of 100 images of Vanth includes most of the viable and available photos and drawings from the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae-France and several more gathered from the online collections of various museums around the world. It began as a personal, free, and no-code digital alternative to an index card collection, but as part of the thesis, I have made the database open to access in the hope of offering interested scholars an easy, user-friendly starting point to the iconography of Vanth and the Etruscans.

Built in Notion, a free online workspace, this database is an attempt to prove that one doesn't need coding skills or expensive and complicated data management software to manage a small database for their research.