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3554, Poggio Civitate, T22/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3554
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T22/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmade boar's head in round, broken across back of head and neck. Open mouth. Bulbous round eyes with wide shallow finger channel surrounding eye. Blunt nose/snout. Line of small holes along curved lines where 2 added ridges of clay (tusks?). Diam eye 3.2. Inside uneven with "lava flow" of clay.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.113, 3.322; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 224, no. F.1; Phillips 1993, p. 24, n. 63; Newland 1994, p. 34, no. 8; Winter 2009a, pp. 207-208, 3.E.4.c, fig. 3.40
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena)
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The akroterial sculpture and architectural terracottas from the Upper Building at Murlo
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
  • Associated elements: Other fragments of boar: 69-59 (hoof), 69-10 (tail),
  • Type of decoration: Boar's head
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate: 78-79 112384
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 7.5
  • Width: 9
  • MPD: 17
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Red paint on snout, inside 2 raised ridges (tusks) 10R 4/8.
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