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3449, Poggio Civitate, Southeast Building T-26 KL90/OC2/Workshop

  • Record number: 3449
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Southeast Building T-26 KL90/OC2/Workshop
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Human head antefix. Found with 85-81 oriented north-south, side-by-side, facing south, inward from north edge of building, filled with clay/plaster, mixed with burned soil. Underside of tile has impressions of sand, finger line of clay bonding plaque to cover tile. Eyes have moulded lids. No ears, no neck, triangular pointed nose. Finished chin edge. Singe hair strand at sides of face. Hair rendered in fine herringbone tresses at sides and probably also top of forehead. H cover tile flange 5.8. W cutout notch in tile backer 3.7, H 2. W cover tile front 15.4, back 13.5, H front 9.5, back 7. Th plaque 1.5. Plaque rises above cover tile top. H overhang 2.
  • Bibliography: E. Nielsen 1987, p. 96, n. 14 (mould Type I), fig. 16; Winter 2009a, pp. 85-87, 2.C.4.a
  • Publication record: Some preliminary thoughts on old and new terracottas. Author: Nielsen, E.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 16. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 91-119
    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
  • Associated elements: 85-81
  • Type of decoration: Human head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.2
  • Width: 14
  • MPD: 64.5
  • Clay: 2.5YR 6/8-5/8
  • Condition: Complete
  • Height face: 10.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.4
  • Width nose bottom: 2.8
  • Width mouth: 4.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 9.5/7
  • Outer W cover tile: 15.4/13.5
  • Thickness tile: 1.3
  • Depth flange: 8
  • Width flange: 13.8
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