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Title White Applique Fragment, Robed Human Figure?
Primary photo False
Photo Type Cataloged Artifact
Photo ID 11746
Album ID 295
Description Rectangular portion, broken diagonally across top down from right to left, of an apparent segment of decorative applique: object is flat on back and has smooth surface, has thick, plain but slightly roughened left side and very thin straight ridge-like right side. Bottom is rough with small smoothed portion of the carved front decoration extended onto it. Upper surface is carved in relief of varying height, in general thicker on left than on right - relief forms lower part of garment and one hand of a presumably human figure in ornate dress. On left side are two parallel vertical bands of relief, the outer one having raised areas formed by thin incisions - incisions are from top to bottom, two horizontals, two long, verticals, five slightly bent horizontals. Second band begins in two curved grooves over area corresponding to elbow of figure (broken) and is divided into puffy raised areas by deeper grooves, forming two parallel vertical rows of raised squares of different sizes, seven in each row. To the right of these vertical rows begins the arm, a rectangular raised area constricted at wrist and carved around fingers, placed diagonally downward from left to right - hand is square with exterior finger on each side being shorter than the inner three - all fingers formed by long straight ridges. Hand area is raised above level of surrounding carving, but in flat vertical plane - not modelled on upper side. Below area of arm is a series of grooves recessed below level of left side and forming ridges - one narrow horzontal, one wide, shallow horizontal, four horizontals of varying width (uneven), then six shallow, recessed flat-topped vertical ridges - all of these are outlined by a broad, higher band which is vertical, running down from top edge beneath hand to bottom of piece, and turning in a curved corner to the left to run the length of the central carved panel. In the panel are, from left to right (shorter to longer), one thin sharp ridge, and one broad slightly rounded, uneven ridge, and one high, thin sharp ridge - all separated by thin grooves. Edge of this outer vertical band is smooth and vertical - below it, on extreme right edge of piece, where fingertips overlap and end, is a very thin, flat, vertical surface.
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Anthony Tuck. "19710098bw.jpg from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 7/1971, ID:283/PC 19710098". (2012) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2012-12-28. Open Context. <> ARK (Archive):

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