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7680, Volterra, Acropolis

  • Record number: 7680
  • Site: Volterra
  • Building or zone: Acropolis
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Arezzo: Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 117, Pl. 136
  • Remarks: Figural raking sima with horserider superimposed in high relief on top of tall concave tongues /roll/tall flat fascia, and resting on torus at bottom. Squared top edge back. Concave tongues with raised edges. D roll 3.3. Rider with cape blowing in breeze, head missing. MPH horserider 33.5. L horse torso 24.5. H horse 29.4. Torus has small hole, non-penetrating. Handmade. Top fascia has hole in right top surface, Diam ca. 2.5, D ca. 1. Top flat, ca. 6.5 cm, behind which sharp curve downward.
  • Bibliography: NSc Suppl. 1973, p. 81, fig. 57; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 58, no. 59
  • Publication record: The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Horserider
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Guarnacci
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 46.6
  • Width: 47.4
  • MPD: 11
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: White on raised edges of concave tongues, alternating black/red depressed centers. Black on top fascia and ground behind rider. Interior of cape painted red. Traces of red on torus, possible scale pattern.
  • Height top fascia: 3.5
  • Depth top fascia: 9.8
  • Height strigil: 14.5
  • Width strigil: 3.9
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 22.5
  • Decoration main field: 2.6
  • Height strigil: 14.5
  • Width strigil: 3.9
  • Concave: yes

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