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3627, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3627
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Figural revetment plaque with cart procession frieze moving to left. H relief boxes (relief meander) 1, 1.6. W boxes 1.3-1.7 in irregular sizes. H relief guilloche 2.9. H guilloche circle 2, H guilloche eye 0.7. 3 nail holes in strigil, I in frieze. Diam nail holes 1. H 2nd person from left (from ground line at top of guilloche) 14. H horses at heads 12.7. H umbrella 14.2. Diam wheel 5.5. D top of plaque 4.8. Projecting of strigil bottom from plaque 0.8. Horse heads could be moulded or retouched. As on database entry 3628, left part of plaque more sharply moulded than right. Nail holes are in approximately the same places on both pieces but different sizes-- perhaps indication that nail hole was part of mould but hole was made after moulding.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, pp. 125-126, 3.425; Bruni et al. 1988, p. 61; Rathje 1993; Phillips 1993, pp. 42-43, fig. 51; Winter 2009a, pp. 185-186, 3.D.5.b, Ill. 3.7.2
  • Publication record: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Il fregio di Murlo: status sulle considerazioni
    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.
  • Associated elements: Database entry 3628
  • Type of decoration: Cart procession to left/relief meander/relief guilloche
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 69-384 112596
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24
  • Width: 53.8R
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/8
  • Paint: Traces of black(?) paint on ground and horse torso.
  • Height strigil: 4.1-4.6
  • Width strigil: 2
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 14.3
  • Thickness plaque: 2.1
  • Thickness including relief: 2.4
  • Height strigil: 4.1-4.6
  • Width strigil: 2
  • Convex: yes
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