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3638, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3638
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Large part of figural revetment plaque with horse race to right and finished right edge. D strigil top 5.5, bottom 3.4. H guilloche 2.1. Diam 4 nail holes 0.5. 1st and 3rd horses have raised chest area. Strigils have sagged to right on top and top edge is raised at front where they may have tried to correct this. H 1st rider 9.9, 2nd rider 9.6. L 1st horse 23.3, 2nd horse 19.4. H 1st horse 14, 2nd horse 13.7, 3rd horse 14.1.
  • Bibliography: Root 1973; Phillips 1993, p. 42; Rathje 1993; Winter 2009a, pp. 183-184, 3.D.5.a
  • Publication record: An Etruscan horse race from Poggio Civitate. Author: Root, M. Cool. Journal and volume number: AJA 77. Publication Date: 1973. Pages: 121-137
    Il fregio di Murlo: status sulle considerazioni. Author: Rathje, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 135-138
    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
  • Associated elements: 68-263
  • Type of decoration: Horse race to right/relief meander/relief guilloche
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24.4
  • Width: 45.2
  • Clay: Burnt
  • Paint: Purple-red over entire surface 5R 3/3- 3/4. Possible overpainting in white but conservation has made incrustation that looks like paint.
  • Height top fascia: .7
  • Height strigil: 4.1
  • Width strigil: 2
  • Height main field: 14.7
  • Height strigil: 4.1
  • Width strigil: 2

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