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3550, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3550
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmade, half life-size horse head acroterion with open mouth. Broken through back of head and top of neck. W eye 3.8. W forelock 4.5. Squared forelock on forehead with squared lock of mane to either side falling in front of erect ear. Eye ovoid, bulbous with shallow finger channel above. Nostrils formed by large concavities. Inside lumpy.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 112, 3.314; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 224, no. D.1; Phillips 1993, p. 24, fig. 23; Newland 1994, p. 31, no. 3; Winter 2009a, p. 207, 3.E.4.b, fig. 3.39
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    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
    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
  • Type of decoration: Horse head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 15.2
  • Width: 24.2
  • MPD: 14.1
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6 with thick charcoal core
  • Paint: Brown paint on top of snout and face of head, eye 7.5YR 5/4. Red paint on forelock, forehead 2.5YR 4/6. White on eyes and brows, outline of side locks and ears, dots on muzzle.
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