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3586, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3586
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Courtyard eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima. H cavetto 8.2, Th cavetto 1.8 (top), 3.5 (bottom). Th plaque 2.2. W scar half head 7.3. W rosette scar 10.5. W feline head 12.1. L eye socket of feline-head waterspout 4.9, L nose 3.7, W nose end 3.8, H open mouth 4.6. Handmade feline-head waterspout with round bulbous eyes surrounded by deep finger channel, open mouth with 2 fangs joining top and bottom.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.120, 3.367; Bruni et al. 1988, p. 58; Damgaard Andersen 1990, p. 75; Phillips 1993, p. 31; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 55, no.27; Winter 2009a, pp. 166-167, 3.B.1.b
  • Publication record: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate. Author: Bruni, S. et al.. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1988
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena). Author: Phillips, K.M., Jr.. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication Date: 1993
    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
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
    The feline waterspouts of the lateral sima from the Upper Building at Poggio Civitate, Murlo. Author: Damgaard Andersen, H.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 18. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 61-98
  • Type of decoration: Feline head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21
  • Width: 31.5
  • MPD: 23
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6-5/8 with gray core
  • Paint: Brown surface
  • Height top fascia: 13
  • Width strigil: 1.8-2
  • Th. tile backer: 2
  • H feline spout: 10.5
  • W feline spout: 9.2 + ear
  • D feline spout: 12.1
  • Width strigil: 1.8-2
  • Inner H raised side edge: 5
  • Outer H raised side edge: 7.5
  • Width raised side edge: 4
  • Thickness tile backer: 2

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