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7527, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo

  • Record number: 7527
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Acroterion of horse. Preserves portion of ridge tile/acroterion base with hoof. Th tile 2.9. Diam nail hole 0.6. Diam hoof 5.6. Nail hole at oblique angle at break and scar of 2nd hoof in front of existing hoof. Feet positioned one in front of the other, therefore walking.
  • Bibliography: Gaultier 1993, p. 191, fig. 19 left; Winter 2009a, pp. 297-298, 4.E.2, Ill. 4.14.2
  • Publication record: Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche da Tuscania: le collezioni del Louvre e gli scavi recenti nella Ara del Tufo
  • Type of decoration: Horse hoof
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: AdT 80/287
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 4.9
  • Width: 11.8
  • MPD: 9.2
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6 with thick gray/charcoal/black core
  • Paint: Possible black paint on hoof.
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