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920, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 920
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pedimental apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Statues from Veii, Satricum
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmande 3/4 life-size statue of Herakles wearing tunic & lion-skin, attached at left to right shoulder & bent arm of Athena statue preserving right breast & fold of drapery. Tunic with edge at neck, sleeves ending above elbow, skirt pointed at bottom between legs. Over tunic, lion-skin over shoulders, paws tied on chest, passing under arms & falling in long flaps alongside legs. Over skin, raised section (H 21) passing under arms at right side, with curved edge, & belt at front with square buckle. Large hollow torso with hollow arms & legs attached after being separately modelled. Skirt then attached over legs, leaving triangular hollow below front & back. No inner struts. Walls of varying thickness (top back 1.8, top chest 1.3, top of right leg 2.4, left leg 1.8). W shoulders at bottom of lion-skin 37, MPL left arm 38, H buckle to left knee 44, W knee 9.8, D 10.8.
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 99-119, figs. 24, 41-44; Sommella Mura 1977b, pp. 1-4; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 121-122 C3; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 119-120 5.1.1 (a-c);Mura Sommella 1993, p. 226, fig. 4; Parisi Presicce 1997, p. 175, fig. 13; Winter 2009a, pp. 379-380, 5.E.1.a, fig. 5.34, Ill. 5.16.2
  • Publication record: Ancora sulla decorazione plastica del tempio arcaico del Foro Boario: statue e acroteri. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 225-232
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1981
    Eracle e Dionisio nella decorazione figurata del tempio arcaico di S. Omobono: un' ipotesi eterodossa. Author: Parisi Presicce, C.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles II. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 167-177
    L' "introduzione di Ercole nell'Olimpo" in un gruppo arcaico di terracotta dall'area sacra di S. Omobono. Author: Sommella Mura, A.. Journal and volume number: BollMC 24. Publication Date: 1977. Pages: 3-15
    L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico. Author: Sommella Mura, A.. Journal and volume number: PP 32. Publication Date: 1977. Pages: 62-128
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    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
  • Associated elements: 16163, 16167; Athena statue 16161, 16117, 14194; base 15853, 15996
  • Type of decoration: Herakles & Athena from introduction into Olympus
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 75
  • Width: 55
  • MPD: 22.2
  • Paint: Gold-brown lion skin & paws 7.5YR 5/6, red-brown on bottom edge of skirt & skin of legs & right arm 2.5YR 4/6, black
  • Condition: Joined from many fragments, preserved from neck to left knee. Missing right arm & lower left
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