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3546, Poggio Civitate, CA2I/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3546
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: CA2I/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Similar modeling to 68-500.
  • Remarks: Large piece of rear left leg and shank, probably belonging to sphinx. Hollow, handmade, lumpy inside, down to mid-thigh. Th wall 1.6, W leg 5.2. Modeling of leg muscles and bones with deep semicircular recess near elbow joint on both sides of leg.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 112, 3.307; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 223, no. C.2; Newland 1994, pp. 49-50, no. 48; Winter 2009a, p. 206, 3.E.4.a
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    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: Sphinx (?)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 40.5
  • Width: 18.9
  • MPD: 10.1
  • Clay: 5YR 4/6

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