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7579, Tuscania, Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum

  • Record number: 7579
  • Site: Tuscania
  • Building or zone: Ara del Tufo, funerary sacellum
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Equal to Acquarossa Plaque D
  • Remarks: Figural revetment plaque showing dancers. 2 sections AdT 80/262 preserves central part of plaque, missing strigils. MPH 16.7, MPW 25.2, Th plaque 2.7, top 1.8, bottom + relief 3.1. W elbows of lower dancer 9. AdT 80/2, 257: Right edge with part of strigils and bottom corner. MPH 18.2, MPW 10.2, Th plaque 2.8-2.7, + relief 3.5. W strigils 2.6. Nail hole, Diam. 0.7.
  • Bibliography: Sgubini Moretti & Ricciardi 1993, p. 166, fig. 16; Winter 2009a, pp. 280-281, 4.D.6.f; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 76-78; Winter in Tetti di terracotta 2011, pp. 296-297
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche di Tuscania
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010
  • Type of decoration: Dancers
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: AdT 80/262, AdT 80/2, 257
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Paint: Cream slip on 1st, 3rd (end) concave strigils, ground 10YR 8/4. Black middle strigil, hair, vessels. Red stripe at base of strigils, skin, belt and stripes on skirt 7.5R 6/6.
  • Thickness plaque: 2.7-1.8
  • Thickness including relief: 3.1
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