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7536, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7536
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima with figural relief of armed riders to right (Procession II). Complete example. Deep curving, projecting cavetto with curved top. D tile backer 20.3. Back corners cut out, left cutout D 5, W 5.5, right cutout D 6.1, W 3.5. No flanges or overlap. 6 nail holes, 2 penetrating. 1st, 3rd, 5th riders carry shields (Diam 4.8) and bow. 2nd, 4th, 6th riders carry quiver and bow on back. Soffit front carefully smoothed, D 7 cm, behind which are deep finger prints.
  • Bibliography: A.M. Sgubini Moretti, Tuscania. Il Museo Archeologico, Rome 1991, p. 10, fig. 4; Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 169 (Cavalieri al passo II), Color Pl. I; Winter 2009a, pp. 241-242, 4.A.2.a, fig. 4.1, Ill. 4.2.1; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 76-78; Winter in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 296-297
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche di Tuscania. Author: Sgubini Moretti, A.M. & L. Ricciardi. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 163-181
    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
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010. Journal and volume number: Officina Etruscologia 5. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2011
  • Type of decoration: Armed riders to right (Procession II)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.7
  • Width: 59.8
  • MPD: 29.5
  • Paint: Cream slip over entire front. Left half-strigil and right end half-strigil, both cream 10YR 8/3-8/4. 19 full strigils alternating black/white/red/white. Black 2nd, 4th, 6th horses, 3rd shield, hair/helmets. Red skin.
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Depth top fascia: 7.6
  • Height strigil: 5.2
  • Width strigil: 3
  • Decoration main field: 9.5
  • Thickness plaque: 2.8
  • Thickness including relief: 3.9
  • Th. tile backer: 2.1
  • Height strigil: 5.2
  • Width strigil: 3
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.1
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