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2678, Poggio Civitate, T9

  • Record number: 2678
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: T9
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, cutout
  • Remarks: Fragment of cutout plaque with hindquarters with incised musculature, possible scar for a wing, and downward curving tail (Th wall 3). Back has no incision, but is painted; Reconstructed as winged feline (sphinx or griffin).
  • Bibliography: Rystedt 1983, p. 38, PC 5, fig. 17, pl. 12; Rystedt 1994, p. 78; Winter 2009a, pp. 105-106, 2.E.3.a
  • Publication record: Acquarossa 4: Early Etruscan akroteria from Acquarossa and Poggio Civitate (Murlo). Author: Rystedt, E.. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1983
    Additional notes on early Etruscan akroteria. Author: Rystedt, E.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 77-84
    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: Winged feline (sphinx? griffin?)
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate Storerooms
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 27.8
  • Width: 21.2
  • MPD: 3
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Surface 5YR 4/4.

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