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7238, Acquarossa, Zone F, Roof F:11

  • Record number: 7238
  • Site: Acquarossa
  • Building or zone: Zone F, Roof F:11
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima Type I with ram's head above waterspout. Cross-wall, H 5.5, D 2.5, Dist from front edge 4.5-5; cordon across top. Ram's head H 5.5, W 7.3, D 7.2. Opening H 3.5, W 3.7. Eyes pierced. Handmade.
  • Bibliography: Gli Etruschi. Nuove ricerche e scoperte 1972, p. 43, no. 87, Pl. IX.c; C. Wikander 1981, p. 84, Sima F59, fig. 47; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 48, no. I:25; Ö. Wikander 1986, p. 146, Sima F59, figs. 75, 78; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 51, no. 5; Winter 2009a, pp. 80-81, 2.B.1.b, Ill. 2.3
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.1: The painted architectural terracottas. Catalogue and architectural context
    Acquarossa VI.1: The roof-tiles. Catalogue and architectural context
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Gli Etruschi. Nuove ricerche e scoperte
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Archaic Etruscan sima
  • Type of decoration: Ram's head, cordon, painted guilloche(?)
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico: Sima F59 71-155 a-d
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 14.3
  • Width: 46.5
  • MPD: 19.7
  • Paint: Red surface overpainted white on cross-wall front. Band at bottom and S-pattern above, possibly guilloche. White in channel of fluting at top, on ram's mouth and lips, horn, front edge of tile.
  • Th. tile backer: 1.2
  • Inner H raised side edge: 2
  • Outer H raised side edge: 4.8
  • Width raised side edge: 2.5
  • Thickness tile backer: 1.2

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