Main SiteGandhara ConnectionsVase Corpus (CVA Online)

5825, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo

  • Record number: 5825
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Figural relief revetment plaque of biga to right. Fairly high relief. Tall, narrow convex strigils. From left to right: warrior mounting chariot to right, 2 horses to right, 2 walking warriors to right with crested helmets, spears, and shield seen from inside, W 7.1. At front of procession walking man with curved staff caduceus(?), long tunic covered by short mantle with vertical seam. No bottom border. 2 nail holes preserved, top with iron nail.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 74, no. 3; Andrén 1974, p. 5, Pl. XVI, fig. 36; Gaultier 1990, p. 274, Pl. 53. 4; Gaultier 1993, p. 190, fig. 17; Strandberg Oloffson 1993, fig. 1; Winter 2009a, pp. 262-263, 4.D.4.a, ill. 4.8.1 (variant 2)
  • Publication record: A propos de quelques éléments de décor architectural archaiques en terre cuite conserves au Musée du Louvre
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche da Tuscania: le collezioni del Louvre e gli scavi recenti nella Ara del Tufo
  • Associated elements: Joins with AdT 80/21 from Ara del Tufo near Tuscania. Example from same mould: Munich, Mus. Ant. Kleinkunst, no. 5033 (Andrén 1940, Pl. 24:86)
  • Type of decoration: Biga to right (Departing warrior II)
  • Current Collection: Musée du Louvre: S 1074
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 26.2
  • Width: 55.5R
  • MPD: 2
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6
  • Paint: No paint.
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Height strigil: 5.7
  • Width strigil: 1.8
  • Height main field: 17.5
  • Height strigil: 5.7
  • Width strigil: 1.8

Link to this record using the address

Site map Copyright Accessibility Privacy statement Contact us
Gandhara Connections
Gandhara Connections on Facebook
Gandhara Connections on Twitter
Back to top