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3901, Tarquinia, Pian della Civita

  • Record number: 3901
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Pian della Civita
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques
  • Remarks: 4 joining fragments of revetment plaque crowning moulding preserving top right corner with concave tongues and relief meander. D top fascia 5.5 at squared corner (back of concave tongues curved 4.9 from right edge). D strigil top 4.7, bottom 2.2, center 2.2, ridge 2.4. D rounded upper band 2.4. H right box with bird 7.4, + bands 9.4. Left box has bird with raised wing, right box bird with closed wing. Diam nail holes 0.8. At bottom, raised band dividing meander from lower elements(?) or bottom border.
  • Bibliography: Ciaghi 1993; Ciaghi 1999, pp. 14-20, Pl. 8.1-2; Winter 2006c, p. 132; Winter 2009a, pp. 360-361, 5.D.1.g
  • Publication record: Appunti sulle terrecotte architettoniche dalla Cività di Tarquinia. Author: Ciaghi, S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 201-206
    Le terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche di Tarquinia: scambi e modelli. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Tarquinia e le civiltà del Mediterraneo. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 127-144
    Le terrecotte. Author: Ciaghi, S.. Journal and volume number: Tarchna. Scavi e ricerche a Tarquinia 2. Publication Date: 1999. Pages: 1-41
    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: Concave tongues/relief meander with birds in boxes
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museum Excavation Storerooms
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20.3
  • Width: 26.8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/3. Red 7.5R 4/6. Strigils alternating red/white/black/white, all with red edges and surrounding area of top fascia soffit. Rounded band below and top central band of meander red. Black band around bird at left, tail feathers red. Red on bird neck. Black band below.
  • Condition: 4 joining fragments
  • Height top fascia: 1.6
  • Depth top fascia: 5.5
  • Height strigil: 5.5
  • Width strigil: 2.8
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 11.2
  • Decoration main field: Relief meander
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2-2.0
  • Thickness including relief: 2.3
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Height strigil: 5.5
  • Width strigil: 2.8
  • Concave: yes

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