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7656, Velletri, delle Stimmate temple

  • Record number: 7656
  • Site: Velletri
  • Building or zone: delle Stimmate temple
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Clay equal to Rome, S. Omobono roof
  • Remarks: Lateral acroterion of sphinx. Breast and forelegs modelled in round and hollow. Traces of wings, set off as raised section with curved edge. Fragments of wings may belong, and point tail. Th wall 2. Hollow, handmade. Back of leg has projecting ridge at top, outlined in black, painted white. Chest and legs brown. MPH right leg 24, Diam top 7.1, bottom 5.2. Straight, cylindrical. W crest between wings 15.4.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 413, no. I:7, Pl. 129:451; Fortunati 1989, p. 78, no. II.17, Pl. XVIII, fig. 12-14, p. 63, 530 B.C.; Cristofani 1990b, fig. 6; Danner 1993a, p. 102; La grande Roma 1990, p. 205, 8.6.26; Winter 2009a, p. 384, 5.E.3, fig. 5.40, Ill. 5.18.2; Carlucci in Tetti di terracotta 2011, p. 223, fig. 4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Il tempio delle Stimmate. Author: Fortunati, F.R.. Journal and volume number: Museo Civico di Velletri. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1989. Pages: 57-87
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Osservazioni sulle decorazioni fittili arcaiche del santuario di Sant'Omobono. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: Archeologia Laziale 10:2. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 31-37
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010. Journal and volume number: Officina Etruscologia 5. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2011
  • Associated elements: May belong with head La grande Roma 1990, 8.6.25
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx forequarters
  • Current Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 41
  • Width: 21.4
  • MPD: 20.4
  • Paint: Right wing shoulder has black/ white/ red/ white/ red/ white/ black stripes.
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