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3251, Minturnae, Temple of Dea Marica

  • Record number: 3251
  • Site: Minturnae
  • Building or zone: Temple of Dea Marica
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Ridge acroterion of bull preserving half of semicylindrical ridge tile with 2 curved openings for cover tiles in lower edge, forming half-opening at tile side edge. From top of tile projects small horizontal platform (W13.5, MPD 16.5, Th 3) supported by miniature Archaic Doric column (H with abacus 14; W abacus 7.2). 2 holes in front of platform (for attachment of antepagmentum or to adjacent tile?).1 hole in back, not aligned. On platform, hollow cloven hoof (MPH 5, W 7.3, D 9.5) facing finished edge of tile.
  • Bibliography: Mingazzini 1938, cols. 758-760, pl. XI.1-5; Andrén 1940, p. 491, no. I:20; Rescigno 1998a, pp. 345-346
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Il santuario della dea Marica alle foci del Garigliano. Author: Mingazzini, P.. Journal and volume number: MonAnt 37. Publication Date: 1938. Pages: 693-984
    Tetti Campani. Età arcaica. Cuma, Pitecusa e gli altri contesti. Author: Rescigno, C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1998
  • Associated elements: 177977
  • Type of decoration: Cloven hoof on flat podium (bull)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 30.9
  • Width: 35.3
  • MPD: 18.6
  • Clay: 5YR 6/4-6/6
  • Paint: Ridge tile painted in black/red wash in broad band across bottom H 6.5, with second vertical band across back of podium and on top of podium. Wash 10R 4/4
  • Thickness tile: 2.5
  • Height ridge tile: 30.9
  • Width ridge tile: 35.3
  • Depth ridge tile: 18.6
  • H cover tile opening: 6.5
  • W cover tile opening: 7.5
  • Number of ct openings: 2
  • Distance between openings: 25.3
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