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Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Fabric Category Ivory
Object Type Figurine / Statuette
Motif
Decorative Technique Applique
Fragment Noted false
Object Type (notes) Ivory Sphinx Statuette
Size Total Pres. Length (Length of Plinth) 0.0315 m, Max. Pres. Width on Plinth 0.011 m, Max. Pres. Width through Shoulders 0.010 m, Max. Pres. Width through waist 0.007 m, Pres. Width through rump 0.009-0.010 m, Max. Pres. Width through head 0.008 m, Max. Pres. Height through head 0.022 m, Max. Pres. Height through wing 0.021 m, Max. Pres. Height through rump 0.015 m, Max. Pres. Height of face 0.009 m, Max. Pres. Length of hind legs (on plinth) 0.016 m, Max. Pres. Length of front legs 0.013 m, Max. Pres. Diameter of hole 0.003 m
Condition Entire, burnt and restored from three fragments, cracked and missing very small chips, back part of stauette a discolored gray-brown shading to dark brown-black on bottom and front of piece.
Description Small sphinx statuette is most similar to 19710280, although this piece is slightly larger and thicker in appereance, and carved with slightly different detail. Plinth is thin rectangle with longitudinal deep smooth groove set 0.003 m from right side, with circular hole set into it approximately 0.012 m from front edge - hole does not continue to top of object. Statuette has bean-shaped body, slightly thicker than 19710280 and same smooth flat sided folded legs, up-curled wings and head as other sphinx, fore-paws seem slightly shorter than on 19710280 and elaborated surface, e.g. the diagonal grooved of wings and hair have more grooves etc. and are less flat than on 19710280. Face has same carved pattern, but is more delicately executed than in 19710280 - eyes, while large, are not so large and high, and mouth, while less finely carved, is thinner with deeper grooves; nose of 19710198 is broken of on tip. The longitudinal plinth groove of 19710198 is on opposite side from that of 19710280 and tail grooves of 19710198 are off-center to the left and much less symmetrical.
Fabric Description Ivory, burned
Note
Descriptive Variable Value(s)
Object Master Grid
EW (x) NS (y) Depth (z) Elev. (z)
144.22 14.573
Local Grid (X) 3.0
Local Grid (Y) F
Property or Relation Value(s)
Consists of
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
ivory
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
Has type
[Standard: CIDOC-CRM]
statuette
[Standard: British Museum Thesaurus]
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Suggested Citation

Anthony Tuck. "PC 19710198 from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 7/1971, ID:283". (2012) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2012-12-28. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/subjects/FC92C93A-E88F-4C0B-F944-4AC3BBCCF9C8>

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