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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
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena)
    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
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
  • Type of decoration: Horse head
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 70-313 109859
  • 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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