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3636, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3636
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Figural revetment plaque with horse race to right. H strigil tops 1.5. H raised boxes 1, 1.9, D 0.3. H relief guilloche 2.8. H guilloche circle 2.1. Diam guilloche eye .8. L front right horse front hoof- tail tip 23.5. H horse 14, L torso 15.1. L middle horse front hoof - tail tip 19.7, H horse 13.7, L torso 11.8. L left horse front hoof - tail tip 21.7, H horse 14.2, L torso 13.3. H cauldron 3.4, + stand 13.4, W 6.6, + protomes 7.4(?). Diam 5 nail holes .9. Strigils rather flat. Depth suggested by 1st horse overlapping 2nd horse, 2nd overlapping 3rd, etc.
  • Bibliography: Root 1973; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.123, 3.385; Phillips 1993, p. 42; Rathje 1993; Winter 2009a, pp. 183-184, 3.D.5.a, Ill. 3.7.1
  • Publication record: An Etruscan horse race from Poggio Civitate. Author: Root, M. Cool. Journal and volume number: AJA 77. Publication Date: 1973. Pages: 121-137
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    Il fregio di Murlo: status sulle considerazioni. Author: Rathje, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 135-138
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena). Author: Phillips, K.M., Jr.. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication Date: 1993
    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: 72-230, 73-5
  • Type of decoration: Horse race to right/relief meander/relief guilloche
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24
  • Width: 54
  • MPD: 5.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4 - 2.5YR 5/8
  • Paint: Traces of black paint as ground on some pieces, white on strigils overpainted purple-red. Purple-red on edges of horse and rider. Cloaks and guilloche 5R 4/3.
  • Condition: Fairly complete plaque with crack down middle, chips from right edge to lower left corner.
  • Height strigil: 4.5
  • Width strigil: 1.9-2
  • Height main field: 14.2
  • Thickness plaque: 2.1-1.7
  • Thickness including relief: 2.8
  • Height strigil: 4.5
  • Width strigil: 1.9-2

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