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3551, Poggio Civitate, CA2A/Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3551
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: CA2A/Courtyard building
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Eye similar to 68-280
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmade horse head acroterion, finished on right side only. Th wall 2.1. Eye with almond shape, incised line above, then raised brow. 7 raised ridges of mane locks descending from central mane, broken away. Front lock falls in front of ear. Very lumpy inside. Left side has scar ca. 5.5-6 W where detached from some flat surface. Hippocamp?
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 113, 3.315; Edlund-Berry 1992, p. 224, no. D.2; Phillips 1993, p. 24, figs. 21-22; Newland 1994, pp. 33-34, no. 7; Winter 2009a, p. 205, 3.E.3.ab
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    In the hills of Tuscany. Recent excavations at the Etruscan site of Poggio Civitate (Murlo, Siena). Author: Phillips, K.M., Jr.. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication Date: 1993
    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
    The akroterial sculpture and architectural terracottas from the Upper Building at Murlo. Author: Newland, D.M.. Journal and volume number: Diss. Bryn Mawr College. Publication Date: 1994
    The seated and standing statue akroteria from Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Author: Edlund-Berry, I.. Journal and volume number: Archaeologica 96. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992
  • Type of decoration: Horse head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 17.2
  • Width: 10.8
  • MPD: 15.7
  • Clay: 5YR 4/6
  • Paint: Red paint on locks, inside ear, skin 10R 4/8.
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