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3450, Poggio Civitate, T-26 KL90/OC2/Workshop

  • Record number: 3450
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T-26 KL90/OC2/Workshop
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Human head antefix. Found with 85-83 oriented north-south, side-by-side, facing south, inward from north edge of building, filled with clay/plaster, mixed with burned soil. Underside of tile has impressions of sand, finger line of clay bonding plaque to cover tile. Large oval section of tile surface expanded/burst outward, underside intact. Eyes have moulded lids. No ears, no neck, triangular pointed nose. Finished chin edge. Singe hair strand at sides of face. Hair rendered in well-preserved fine herringbone tresses at sides and probably also top of forehead. H cover tile flange 5.9. W cutout notch in cover tile backer 3.9. Th plaque 2. Plaque equal to top of cover tile. H overhang 4.
  • Bibliography: E. Nielsen 1987, p. 96, n. 14 (mould Type I), fig. 16; Winter 2009a, pp. 85-87, 2.C.4.a
  • Publication record: Some preliminary thoughts on old and new terracottas. Author: Nielsen, E.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 16. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 91-119
    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
  • Associated elements: 85-83
  • Type of decoration: Human head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.7
  • Width: 11.9
  • MPD: 65
  • Clay: 2.5YR 6/8-5/8
  • Height face: 11.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.5
  • Width nose bottom: 2.8
  • Width mouth: 5.1
  • Outer H cover tile: 8.7/ 6.4
  • Outer W cover tile: 14.1/12.5
  • Thickness tile: .9-1.2
  • Depth flange: 6.7
  • Width flange: 11.8
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