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3572, Poggio Civitate, T9/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3572
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T9/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Hollow handmade, larger than life-size head with helmet from statue. Bulbous, almond-shaped eye with wide deep channel surrounding eye. Large ear (H 6.8). H knob on top of helmet (H 1.5). At front center of helmet, finished indented edge running towards knob, but only partially preserved at front.
  • Bibliography: Bruni et al. 1988, fig. 55; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.107, 3.276; Edlund-Berry 1992, pp. 44-45, I.3.3, figs. 43-46; Phillips 1993, p. 21; Winter 2009a, p. 200, 3.E.1.d, fig. 3.33
  • Publication record: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena)
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
  • Type of decoration: Helmeted head
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 69-200 111690
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 24.1
  • Width: 12.2
  • MPD: 21.9
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6
  • Paint: Surface brown 7.5YR 5/4
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