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1011, Rome, Capitoline hill south slope

  • Record number: 1011
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Capitoline hill south slope
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Hanging curtains
  • Comparanda: 17461
  • Remarks: Fragment of floral plaque in high relief with upright lotus flower above pendent lotus bud with cutout bottom edge, flanked by pendent palmettes (3 lateral petals with cordoned edges to right of lotuses) with cutout bottom edge. In top (Th top 2.7), narrow channel (Th 0.5), deeper at sides (2.1 at center, 4.8 at sides), running entire width of piece, for attachment to eaves tile above
  • Bibliography: Gjerstad 1960, p. 202, fig. 128.3; La grande Roma 1990, p. 73, 3.6.15
  • Publication record: Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
  • Type of decoration: Floral
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 13.1
  • Width: 8
  • MPD: 2.9
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/4 but lighter
  • Paint: Red-purple on central lotus leave, black between lotus leaves & along right side of bud
  • Condition: Broken on both sides, with finished top & cut-out bottom edges

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