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7559, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7559
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Equal to Acquarossa Plaque A but with concave strigils
  • Remarks: Fragment of figural revetment plaques showing Herakles and Cretan bull to right. Fragment of strigils and center of frieze with bow, quiver and Herakles/bull. H bow 3.7, H Herakles head 2.5. Smaller strigils than on fireze with dancers.
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 168, fig. 17; Winter 2009a, p. 275, 4.D.6.a, Ill. 4.10.1; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 76-78; Winter in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 296-297
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche di Tuscania
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010
  • Type of decoration: Herakles & Cretan bull/chariot procession to right
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: AdT 80/35, 83
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 14.1
  • Width: 17.8
  • Height strigil: 4.2
  • Width strigil: 2.3
  • Thickness plaque: 1.9
  • Thickness including relief: 2.2
  • Height strigil: 4.2
  • Width strigil: 2.3
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