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3921, Gravisca

  • Record number: 3921
  • Site: Gravisca
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima with concave tongues above flat fascia with painted anthemion. W volutes 8.6. Th vertical plaque 3.6. Scars of concave tongues at top recessed from plaque face. Small boxes across top of plaque with central dots. On soffit 3 rows of squares (W 2, D 6) drawn in white on red ground, 1st row alternating white/red, 2nd row alternating red/black, 3rd row alternating white/red. Solid red ground behind. On right edge of vertical plaque opening for spout (H 6.6) and scar of spout including possible ear.
  • Bibliography: Torelli 1979, pp. 307-308, pl. I.1-4 (dated 550 B.C.); Ö. Wikander 1994, pp. 53-54, no. 17; Winter 2009a, pp. 497-498, 7.B.1, fig. 7.1
  • Publication record: 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
    Terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche da Gravisca e una nota a Plinio, NH XXXV.151-152. Author: Torelli, M.. Journal and volume number: Studi in onore di F. Magi. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 1979. Pages: 305-312
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Concave tongues/painted anthemion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Height: 11.5
  • Width: 21.4
  • MPD: 9.4
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: White and black on red ground. Soffit decorated with checkerboard also overpainted white-on-red. Red-brown 10R 4/4. White 10YR 8/3.
  • Thickness plaque: 3.6
  • Th. tile backer: 2.9
  • Soffit decoration type: Soffit decorated with checkerboard also overpainted white-on-red.
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.9
  • Soffit decoration type: Soffit decorated with checkerboard also overpainted white-on-red.
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