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5821, Ardea(?) or Tuscania(?)

  • Record number: 5821
  • Site: Ardea(?) or Tuscania(?)
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Smaller in scale than Cp5158
  • Remarks: Ridge acroterion of rider. Face mouldmade, body and head handmade. Clay at chest has black core. Hollow. Th body at base 1.1. Th horse 1.2. Gaultier 1990, p. 275: Together with horse could reach total H 50 cm and find its place on a kalypter -- only a hypothesis but horse legs found in Tuscania Ara del Tufo excavation and hoofs on base of similar proportions. On p. 271, said to have come from Ardea, originally thought to represent centaur. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Art et civilisation des Etrusques 1955, p. 49, no. 30; Gaultier 1990, pp. 271-276, Pl. 50.1, 50.3, 51.3, 51.4; Gaultier 1993, pp. 183-187, figs. 1, 3, 6, 8; Danner 1993a, p. 100; Winter 2009a, pp. 296-297, 4.E.2, Ill. 4.14.2
  • Publication record: A propos de quelques éléments de décor architectural archaiques en terre cuite conserves au Musée du Louvre
    Art et civilisation des Etrusques, Musée du Louvre
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche da Tuscania: le collezioni del Louvre e gli scavi recenti nella Ara del Tufo
  • Type of decoration: Rider
  • Current Collection: Musée du Louvre: Cp 5161
  • Mouldmade: yes & no
  • Height: 25.2
  • Width: 11.2
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Black on hair. Possible brown on face?
  • Height face: 8.6
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.7
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5

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