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1407, Rome, Forum Romanum - Regia IV

  • Record number: 1407
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Regia IV
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Comparanda: Velletri 21593
  • Remarks: Large piece from bottom of lateral sima with jaw of feline waterspout attached at right break, main flat fascia with painted white feline (W 13.4) in profile to right with head turned back to left, on flat plaque below concave tongues. Finished left edge with part of cutout opening for insertion of antefix, with scar from broken element below. Soffit painted brown with white stripe at front edge & diagonal band near break. Found in excavations around the Temple of Castor & Pollux, but probably originally belonging to Regia IV
  • Bibliography: Fischer-Hansen 2008, pp. 290-291, JJ-105, pl. 219.1, figs. 237-239; Winter et al. 2009, Table 3; Winter 2009a, pp. 341-343, 5.B.3.b
  • Publication record: New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome. Author: Winter, N.A., I. Iliopoulos, A.J. Ammerman. Journal and volume number: JRA 22. Publication Date: 2009
    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
    Votive and architectural terracottas; Tiles (co-authored with C. Grønne). Author: Fischer-Hansen, T.. Journal and volume number: The Temple of Castor and Pollux II.2. Place of publication: Rome. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 283-312
  • Associated elements: CV 4.11 (V 87-11), CB 7.6 (B 83-14), CV 5.2 (V 87-14), CB 77 (CB 84-206)
  • Type of decoration: Painted feline/ feline-head waterspout
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 7.6
  • Width: 20.7
  • MPD: 14
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Brown 5YR 5/4, white 10YR 8/3
  • Condition: Preserves lower left half of plaque with lower jaw of feline at right
  • Width strigil: 3
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 7.6
  • Decoration main field: Painted feline
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Th. tile backer: 1.9
  • D soffit decoration: .9
  • Soffit decoration type: White stripe/oblique band
  • D feline spout: 8.8
  • Mouldmade spout: yes
  • Cut-out for antefix: yes?
  • Width strigil: 3
  • Concave: yes
  • Thickness tile backer: 1.9
  • Depth soffit decoration: .9
  • Soffit decoration type: White stripe/oblique band
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