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3420, Poggio Civitate, Southeast Building/OC2/Workshop

  • Record number: 3420
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Southeast Building/OC2/Workshop
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima with undecorated raised border along lower short side of tile; central waterspout in the shape of a feline head, cuttings for antefix cover tiles at both sides. D sima wall + spout 8.3. H inner sima wall 4.4-4.2, outer sima wall 6-6.3. Th sima wall 2.9-3.5. Inner W of tile 48.3. Th tile front 2.5, middle 1.9. Spout W opening 6.5. Th lower feline jaw 3.5-1.5. Side notches for antefix W 3.3/3.5, H 2.5-2.8, D 2.5. Distance from corner 3.5. Back of tile has blistered and become lumpy but appears to preserve original back edge. Raised side edges have curved inner profile with longitudinal striations where fingers smoothed surface. Back of sima wall has thickened edge at top. Handmade sima with mouldmade feline head top.
  • Bibliography: E. Nielsen 1987, pp. 112-113, figs. 80, 81; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 55, no. 25; Winter 2009a, pp. 78-80, 2.B.1.a, Ill. 2.2
  • Publication record: Some preliminary thoughts on old and new terracottas. Author: Nielsen, E.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 16. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 91-119
    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 Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Feline head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Excavation Storerooms
  • Mouldmade: yes + no
  • Height: 6.5
  • Width: 53.3/ 55
  • MPD: 76.5
  • Clay: 10R 4/6
  • W feline spout: 10
  • D feline spout: 7.5
  • Mouldmade spout: yes
  • Thickness tile: 2.5-1.9
  • Inner H raised side edge: 4.3
  • Outer H raised side edge: 6.2

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