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3559, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3559
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Thick round shoulder and upper arm of seated figure. Hollow. Lower arms resting on lap, 2 fists, left with fingers up, right down, holding around large round object which is missing. Figure sits perpendicular to axis of ridge. Long skirt, squarish at corners, flat finished bottom edge, hollow inside. Part of flat ledge projecting from ridge tile, D 20.5, H 3.8 edge/9.5 with tile, on which rests booted foot (MPL 11). 4-legged stool (W leg 7, Th 3-5), with recessed walls between legs and top of legs projecting above cross-bar. Large curved ridge tile, thickest at top 4.3 (2.8 at mid-side). MPD 35.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, pp.104-105, 3.263; Edlund-Berry 1992, I.1.2; Winter 2009a, pp. 196-198, 3.E.1.a
  • 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 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
  • Type of decoration: Seated male figure
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 34.5R
  • Width: 21.5R
  • MPD: 23
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6-5/6 with thick gray core
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