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3579, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3579
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Courtyard eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima with feline-head waterspout. H cavetto 7. Feline-head waterspout: W ear tips 14.2, W head 9.9, H head 9 + ears 12.7, Dist. outer eyes 8.4, L nose 5.6, W at bottom 3.9, opening mouth W 6.4, H 5. Diam holes at side of mouth 2. Diam round eye 3.5. Head MPH 12.6, MPW 11.5, MPD 7.6. Projecting from tile edge 5.5. Rosette Diam 10.8. Rosette trimmed at left to receive side of Daedalic-style female head. Back of cavetto curved to reflect front profile but thickens towards bottom.
  • Bibliography: Shoe Meritt 1970, fig. 2; Winter 1977; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p.118, 3.343; Winter 2009a, pp. 166-167, 3.B.1.b, fig. 3.4, Ill. 3.B.1.b
  • Publication record: Architectural mouldings from Murlo. Author: Shoe Meritt, L.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 38. Publication Date: 1970. Pages: 13-25
    Architectural terracottas with human heads from Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: ArchCl 29. Publication Date: 1977. Pages: 17-34
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    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
  • Type of decoration: Feline head & Daedalic-style female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21
  • Width: 55.5 (+head 61)
  • MPD: 18
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Width strigil: ca. 1.8
  • Height head: 12.6
  • Height face: 10.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.4
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 3.3
  • Width strigil: ca. 1.8
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