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272, Southern Etruria

  • Record number: 272
  • Site: Southern Etruria
  • Position: Slopes
  • Roof element: Tiles, cover
  • Comparanda: HIN 21 (H.179). Cf. Acquarossa cover tiles with griffin protomes & lion
  • Remarks: Hollow feline head with long thick neck mounted, open mouth, round ear, eyes set in deep, Murlo-like cavity. H neck-cover tile 10.5. Surface covered with brown paint, details in black.
  • Bibliography: Bildertafeln des etruskischen Museums (Helbig Museum) der Ny Carlsberg Glyptothek, Copenhagen 1928, Pl. 66; Poulsen 1966, p. 31; Ö. Wikander 1993a, pp. 149-150, fig. 57; Winter 2009a, pp. 118-119, 2.E.9; Christiansen & Winter 2010, p. 34, no. 5
  • Publication record: Acquarossa VI.2: The roof-tiles. Typology and technical features
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Type of decoration: Feline head protome
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 23 (H.178)
  • Height: 23.1
  • Width: 11.8
  • MPD: 27.1
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Brown 7.5YR 5/4-5/6, black
  • Thickness tile: 1.0
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