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7538, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7538
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Position: Pediment right apex
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima with figural relief of gallopping armed riders to left. W bottom edge 49.2. D top of cavetto 9.4. Concave, deep strigils. D ridges 2.5, center 1.5. Th plaque 2.6 top, 3.6 bottom. Since AdT 80/211 is also from right side of apex, both pediments had same decoration.
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 169 (Cavalieri al galoppo I), fig. 27, color Pl. I (28), Tuscania B; Winter 2009a, pp. 244-245, 4.A.2.e, fig. 4.4, Ill. 4.2.4; 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: Armed riders to left (Gallopping armed riders I)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18
  • Width: 52.9
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/4. Brown-red skin. Purple-red 10R 4/4.
  • Height top fascia: 2.5
  • Depth top fascia: 9.4
  • Height strigil: 5.5
  • Width strigil: 2.9
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 9.7
  • Thickness plaque: 2.6-3.6
  • Thickness including relief: 4.3
  • Th. tile backer: 2.1
  • Soffit decoration type: Vertical stripes of black and red.
  • Height strigil: 5.5
  • Width strigil: 2.9
  • Concave: yes
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.1
  • Soffit decoration type: Vertical stripes of black and red.
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