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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.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    Terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche da Tuscania: le collezioni del Louvre e gli scavi recenti nella Ara del Tufo. Author: Gaultier, F.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 183-191
  • Type of decoration: Horse hoof
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • 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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