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2866, Poggio Civitate, T23

  • Record number: 2866
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T23
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Th wall 1.8. Sphinx or griffin wing? Along the top is a rounded ridge below which 2 rows of deeply incised feathers. On bottom is scar for body attachment and along the top is scar for strut (Diam 3.3). Right wing.
  • Bibliography: Newland 1994, pp. 43-44, no. 32; Winter 2009a, p. 195, n. 130
  • Publication record: Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The akroterial sculpture and architectural terracottas from the Upper Building at Murlo
  • Associated elements: Group of acroteria with incised decoration from T23: 70-213 (wing), 78-38 (double volute & finial), 81-114 (animal flank); also 81-154 (ridge tile with acroterion)
  • Type of decoration: Right wing of sphinx or griffin(?)
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate Storerooms: 79-191
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 16.5
  • Width: 13.5
  • MPD: 4
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6

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