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3571, Poggio Civitate, T9/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3571
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T9/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Half life-sized figure in chitoniskos, kneeling on right knee with left leg forward and bent. Hollow, handmade, fairly smoothly finished inside, with some finger marks. L right foot 12.5, not counting bent toes. Th wall 1.7-2.3. L knee to bottom of foot 24.5. Bottom of knee and toes flat, detached probably from ridge tile. Probably mounted along ridge axis.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.106, 3.272; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 223, no. A.1, fig. 98; Winter 2009a, p. 201, 3.E.2.a, fig. 3.34
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    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: Running/kneeling figure (running Gorgon?)
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 69-229 111687
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 26.2
  • Width: 45
  • MPD: 12.8
  • Clay: Light brown with thick gray core
  • Paint: Surface 5YR 6/6. Traces of red on knee edge similar to skin color.
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