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3556, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3556
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Seated, bearded figure. Wide-brimmed hat with pointed top. Large head with very large bulbous eyes, missing nose, thick lips, parted by finger line. Long, rectangular beard; narrow shoulders but thick and powerful. On back rectangular thick section of hair. Handmade, hollow.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1975; Bianchi Bandinelli 1973, p. 236, figs. 1-4; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, pp. 92-93, pl. 55; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 103, 3.258; Edlund-Berry 1992, I.1.1; Edlund-Berry 1993; Winter 2009a, pp. 196-198, 3.E.1.a, figs. 3.29-3.30, Ill. 3.8.1
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Considerazioni su Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena)
    Qualche osservazione sulle statue acroteriali di Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
    The Murlo cowboy: problems of reconstruction and interpretation
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
  • Type of decoration: Seated, bearded figure wearing wide-brimmed hat
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 68-200 111198
  • Mouldmade: no
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