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3545, Poggio Civitate, CA2/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3545
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: CA2/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: 68-500
  • Remarks: Head, neck and part of sides of another sphinx acroterion. Hollow, handmade. Thick cap of hair over forehead, forming solid mass at back with flat bottom edge. At sides of head, long thick lock ending in backward turning curl, at beginning of wing. Rounded headband encircling head. Hair on crown divided into wide strands, combed back, up to point of headband, below which is flat section. Sharply projecting brows with finger channel below.
  • Bibliography: Fullerton 1982, pp. 5-6, no. 2, pl. 4; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 112, 3.305; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 223, B.2; Newland 1994, pp. 30-31. no. 2; Winter 2009a, p. 203, 2.E.2.c
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    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
    The akroterial sculpture and architectural terracottas from the Upper Building at Murlo. Author: Newland, D.M.. Journal and volume number: Diss. Bryn Mawr College. Publication Date: 1994
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Author: Edlund-Berry, I.. Journal and volume number: Archaeologica 96. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992
    The terracotta sphinx akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Author: Fullerton, M.D.. Journal and volume number: RM 89. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 1-26
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 32.5R
  • Width: 24R
  • MPD: 20R
  • Clay: Brown with dark gray core
  • Distance outer eyes: ca. 7.4
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