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5950, Ficana, Zone 5b

  • Record number: 5950
  • Site: Ficana
  • Building or zone: Zone 5b
  • Roof element: Raking sima finials
  • Remarks: Pediment crowning statuettes/relief showing riders to right. Th plaque 2, + relief 5.2. H base 3.3, D 4.8. Diam nail hole 1.1, H 6.6. H horse haunch-hoof 17.4. Back of plaque thickened behind base to provide support around nail hole. Above, thickening clay ridges (H 6.6, W 9.5, D 2+ beyond plaque back), right vertical, left following contour of cutout inner legs.
  • Bibliography: Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 177, no. 5.64; Danner 1993a, p. 103: "On back vertical marks for attachment to sima"; Winter 2009a, p. 481, 6.E.5.b
  • Publication record: Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Riders to right
  • Current Collection: Museo di Alto Medioevo: 38319
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20.1
  • Width: 14.3
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Testicles look gold/brown. Near horse painted black/brown, far horse, with legs in air, painted cream 10YR 7/3.
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