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1233, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Celle

  • Record number: 1233
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Celle
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Handmade nude male figure facing front, wearing sandals with elaborate leather straps, with weight on right leg, left (MPH 59, Th wall 2) forward & bent, mounted on flat plaque (Th 3.2), painted black, with 3 nail holes (Diam 1.8), projecting bottom border. Purple drapery hangs beside hollow right leg. In front is part of 2nd figure, draped with hollow leg half-preserved. Large hole at top of draped leg (Diam 5.5) opening into hollow of nude's left leg. Drapery from 2nd figure covers most of nude's left leg.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 90, No. II:4, Pl. 26:94; Helbig4 III, pp. 718-719, No. 2809
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Associated elements: 2495, 2513, 3787; 2497 & 2496 in Civita Castellana Museum
  • Type of decoration: Pair of wrestling men
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 65.2
  • Width: 36.5
  • MPD: 20.5
  • Clay: 10YR 7/2-7/3
  • Paint: Nude man's skin painted red, plaque black
  • Condition: Missing torso & head, broken through top of thigh
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