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3618, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3618
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefix. Complete example except for bottom edges of plaque. Tile backer L 54, L with flange 60, W at back of plaque 16.8, at end 15.6. W flange 12.9. D flange 6. H tile front 8, back 7, flange 5.5. Flange is recessed and tongue-shaped with curved end, on underside it is also recessed, forming ledge. Flange is less wide than tile. H Gorgon tongue 2.4, W 2.7. Nose is crooked, skewed to face's left side. Overhang not fully preserved. H left ear 3.8, right ear 3. (Right ear is smaller and less detailed, oval with indented center, left is more life-like). Plaque is slightly larger than cover tile at top and sides and overhangs it below.
  • Bibliography: Neils 1976, p. 4, fig. 1 (Group C); Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 115, 3.330; Winter 2009a, pp. 172-173, 3.C.2.a, fig. 3.8, Ill. 3.3.4, p. 217, 3.G.2, fig. 3.47
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The terracotta Gorgoneia of Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
  • Associated elements: 89-8, 94-35, 87-64
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 72-102 109927
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.3
  • Width: 17.9
  • MPD: 65
  • Height face: 12.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 11.5
  • Width nose bottom: 4.1
  • Width mouth: 9.8
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