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Variation in mould-made reliefs. The case of the large 'Tuscania' motifs in the light of some fragments from Acquarossa

Författare och institution:
Margareta Strandberg Olofsson (Klassiska institutionen)
Publicerad i:
Deliciae fictiles. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Central Italic Architectural Terracottas at the Swedish Institute in Rome, 10-12 December, 1990, s. 193-200
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
In 1940, Andrën was able to present two different types of large relief plaques from Tuscania. Both types show processions with walking warriors and warriors mounting chariots drawn by horses, but the figures are heading in different directions in the two types. The procession with figures turned to the right was represented by two plaques, one from the Louvre and the other from Munich, whereas there was only one plaque, also to be found in Munich, with figures turned to the left. Since then, the excavations at Ara del Tufo at Tuscania have brought to light a large number of architectural terracottas, including fragments of the large relief plaques. However, the detailed reconstruction has been problematic, owing both to the lacunae in the plaques that were first known and to the fragmentary state of the material found more recently at Tuscania. Some sporadic finds of the same kind of large plaques have been made at Acquarossa, but they are even more fragmentary. Nevertheless, their mere presence strengthens the links between the two sites. At an early stage, it was also possible to establish the existence of possible variants of the plaque with figures facing to the right through differences in details between the Tuscania and the Acquarossa fragments. A closer look at the fragments from Acquarossa of the large Ruscania type also reveals that there are details present that enable us to reconstruct the whole sequence of figures turned to the left. On the basis of the fragments found at Acquarossa and the information provided by the published material from Ara del Tufo, I would like to suggest that the Munich plaque, as presented, is incorrectly restored, that both the large plaque types have variants, and that the variation in both cases is small enough to be explained as the effect of retouching
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Historia och arkeologi ->
Arkeologi ->
Etruscan, terracotta relief, variation, retouching
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2010-10-17 15:54

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