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7211, Acquarossa, Zone G House A, Roof G:3

  • Record number: 7211
  • Site: Acquarossa
  • Building or zone: Zone G House A, Roof G:3
  • Roof element: Acroteria, cutout
  • Remarks: Cutout acroterion of antithetic animals and Gorgon/Gorgoneion(?). Joining fragments of right outermost side of acroterion with volute/neck ending in backward-turning, left-facing animal head, with hindquarters of feline to left. Th 4.2. Projecting pupil, incised teeth, incised ear.
  • Bibliography: Rystedt 1983, p. 27, figs. 9-10, pp. 62-64, fig. 34, Pls. 2-3, ARVIII, p. 152 600 BC stylistically; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, p. 46, no. I;17; Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese 1986, pp. 65, 77-78, no. 108, figs. 70, 67; CĂ–. Wikander 1988, p. 126; Danner 1993a, p. 95, fig. 5, Transverse position 600 BC; Rystedt 1994, pp. 78-81, fig. 8.2; Serra Ridgway 2002, p. 118, fig. 4b; Winter 2009a, p. 111, 2.E.6.b, fig. 2.19, Ill. 2.15
  • Publication record: Acquarossa 4: Early Etruscan akroteria from Acquarossa and Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
    Acquarossa I.2: The painted architectural terracottas. Typological and decorative analysis
    Additional notes on early Etruscan akroteria
    Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese. Ricerche svedesi a San Giovenale e Acquarossa 1956-1986
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Oriental(izing) motifs in Etruscan art
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Antithetic animals & Gorgon/ Gorgoneion(?)
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico: AR21 ARVIII 67-2065a + 67-2082 + 71-10064
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 47
  • Width: 54
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/8
  • Paint: Red surface 2.5YR 5/6. Cream 10YR 8/3. White in most channels and bands on flat panels, dots on feline, and raised outer edge. White-on-red decoration
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