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7112, Acquarossa, Zone G, Roof G:3

  • Record number: 7112
  • Site: Acquarossa
  • Building or zone: Zone G, Roof G:3
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Revetment plaque with painted bird. Obliquely cut plaque, complete in width, but not at its maximum distance, and with complete maximum height. Upper, right edges finished. One nail hole, Diam 0.8-0.9. An unsuccessful attempt to make a second nail hole visible, Diam 0.3. Painted decoration: All edges are bordered by a white line. Main motif is a cock, facing left. Body and head contoured in white and filled with white dots. Tail fanning out with 3 broad horizontal lines. Legs partly, and claws completely missing. Traces of white paint on underside. Obliquely cut top edge equal to angle ot roof. Painted decoration without parallel at Acquarossa because it covers the whole surface without filling ornaments and is fairly life-like.
  • Bibliography: Gli Etruschi. Nuove ricerche e scoperte 1972, p. 31, no. 68, Pl. VII.d; CÖ. Wikander 1981, pp. 114-115, G105, figs. 67-68; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 47, no. I:16; Winter 2009a, p. 97, 2.D.5.a, fig. 2.14, Ill. Roof 2-25
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.1: The painted architectural terracottas. Catalogue and architectural context. Author: Wikander, C.. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1981
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    Gli Etruschi. Nuove ricerche e scoperte. Author: Colonna, G. & C.E. Östenberg. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 1972
    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
  • Type of decoration: Cock
  • Last Recorded Collection: Excavation storerooms in Palazzo S. Pietro
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 23.5
  • Width: 24
  • Clay: Brown
  • Paint: Slip covered with dark red paint. White-on-red decoration
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