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5829, Tuscania

  • Record number: 5829
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Relief raking sima with 4 armed riders to left. Diam shield 4.4. Sharply curving cavetto. Figures stiff and early in appearance. Riders lean back except for shield bearer. Manes of 1st 2 horses and 4th horse indicated with diagonal striations. Strigils begin below upper fascia, 1.4 from front edge, and have round top ends. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 73-74, no. 1, Pl. 24:87; Andrén 1974, p. 5, Pl. XVII, fig. 38; Gaultier 1990, p. 274, Pl. 52.5; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 57; Villard, p. 20-23, no. 32; Winter 2009a, pp. 243-244, 4.A.2.d; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 76-78; Winter in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 296-297
  • Publication record: A propos de quelques éléments de décor architectural archaiques en terre cuite conserves au Musée du Louvre. Author: Gaultier, F.. Journal and volume number: Die Welt der Etrusker 1990. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 271-276
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
    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
    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
  • Type of decoration: Armed riders to left (riders I)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.5
  • Width: 36
  • MPD: 2.3
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/4
  • Paint: Possible cream slip.
  • Height top fascia: 1.8
  • Height strigil: 8.1
  • Height main field: 9.4
  • Th. tile backer: 1.7
  • Height strigil: 8.1
  • Thickness tile backer: 1.7

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