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7578, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7578
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Equal to Acquarossa Plaque D
  • Remarks: Fragment of figural revetment plaque of dance scene. Strigils project forward from frieze plaque. 2 nail holes Diam 0.9 non-penetrating; clay smoothed over back.
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 166, fig. 15; Winter 2009a, pp. 280-281, 4.D.6.f; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 76-78; Winter in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 296-297
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche di Tuscania. Author: Sgubini Moretti, A.M. & L. Ricciardi. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 163-181
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010. Journal and volume number: Officina Etruscologia 5. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2011
  • Type of decoration: Dancers
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22.3
  • Width: 51.5
  • Paint: Top fascia painted cream with red stripe along bottom and alternating, widely spaced vertical black/red bands, W 0.9, spaced 1.5-2.2 cm apart. Concave strigils painted alternately white/red/white/black with red stripe along base. Red lyre, drinking horn 5R 4/6. Cream wine skin 10YR 7/4. Black hair.
  • Height top fascia: 2.2
  • Depth top fascia: 4.6
  • Height strigil: 5.6
  • Width strigil: 2.5
  • Height main field: 14.1
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Thickness including relief: 2.8
  • Height strigil: 5.6
  • Width strigil: 2.5

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