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June 21, 1971

Tiles and pithos fragments from Str. D were lifted. The concentration was heavy, especially in grids C-E 2 and C+D 3. An average of two boxes was gathered. It should be noted that the tile fragments in C-E 2 were numerous and large, compared to the pieces in grids 3-4. Under the tile and pithos fragments the carbon increased and proved to contain a quantity of bucchero fragments. Choice pieces were a handle with two owsl (C3) [19710554 IE IV p. 219 ] and a handle with a gorgon (C3) [19710553 IE IV p. 219 ]. Several small spindle whorls of special interest was an

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1)ivory fawn (E3) [19710282] which has a bluish-white lustre. It shows a crouching animal with the face modeled en face. It differs in the modeling and general concept from the 2) bird and the 3) lion found previously. ( p. 39 )

4) 5) Two crouching sphinxes were found in grid D3. One (19710632 see IE IV pp. 94-95 ) is in a poor condition.

An incised ivory "tube" was found in D4. (19710283)

These fragmetns were sent off to Florence for immediate restoration. See photographs on for the actual state of preservation of the pieces when found.

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Ingrid Edlund. "IE III (1971-06-21):47-51; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro Rectangle/Tesoro Rectangle 8/1971, ID:286". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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