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3577, Poggio Civitate, Courtyard building

  • Record number: 3577
  • Site: Poggio Civitate
  • Building or zone: Courtyard building
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Shoulders modeled similarly to horses on race, as too elongated torso.
  • Remarks: Fragment of left side of plaque of raking sima with finished edge, 2 hares and guilloche. Crisp mould. L left hare nose to tail 7.4, H 5.7.
  • Bibliography: Phillips 1993, p. 31; Pairault Massa 1993b; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 55, no.26; Winter 2009a, pp. 162-163, 3.A.1.b
  • Publication record: 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
    La sima oblique di Poggio Civitate (Murlo); problèmes techniques et interprétation historique. Author: Pairault-Massa, F.-H.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 123-134
    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
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Coursing hounds(?) and hares
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium di Poggio Civitate
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 9
  • Width: 17.5
  • MPD: 7.7
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/8
  • Paint: Dark purple-red ground 5R 3/4. Also on guilloche, possibly also on hares.
  • Height lower roll: 2.4
  • Decoration lower roll: Guilloche
  • Height main field: 5.7
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 2.7
  • Soffit decoration type: Rough, undecorated
  • Soffit decoration type: Rough, undecorated

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