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7546, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7546
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Equal to unpublished examples from Acquarossa
  • Remarks: Figural revetment plaque showing warrior's departure to left, variant 1, with parts of 3 warriors in front of biga horses. 3rd warrior represented without helmet, with long swollen mass of hair of Ionicizing taste, carrying shield, single spear and lituus resting on shoulder. Diam 2nd shield 7.2, 3rd shield 7.4
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, pp. 169-172, fig. 38 (Scena di partenza I, var. I); Winter 2009a, pp. 267-268, 4.D.4.c, fig. 4.16, Ill. 4.8.3; 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: Departing warrior scene to left (Departing warrior I,1)
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: AdT 80/233, 80/129, 80/134, 80/220, 80/140, 80/127, 81/13
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22
  • Width: 34.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6 no core
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/3 slip on top of frieze ground over which black outlines of helmets, spear. Near horse and 2nd shield were black and rim of 3rd shield. Strigils alternating white/ black/ white/ red.
  • Width strigil: 1.9-2
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Decoration main field: Departing warrior
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 2.9
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Width strigil: 1.9-2
  • Convex: yes
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