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1053, Rome, Forum Romanum

  • Record number: 1053
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Naples, Mus. Naz. 21601 from Velletri: Andrén 1940, p. 411, No. I:4; La grande Roma, p 203, 8.6.6
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves front pair of riders in profile to left, near one in helmet with long crest, carrying round shield & brandishing axe in right hand. Found in 10th stratum of Comitium. Formerly in Antiquarium forense
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 332-333, No. I:4, Pl. 105:377; Gjerstad 1960, pp. 256-257, fig. 157; Gjerstad 1966, p. 482, fig. 147.1 (reconstr.); Andrén 1974, p. 4, n. 20; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 53-54 3.1.2
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
  • Associated elements: 1425
  • Type of decoration: Armed riders moving to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Romano, Baths of Diocletian
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.6
  • Width: 20.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Brown-red horse & rider's skin 10R 4/4
  • Condition: Broken on all sides
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 1.5
  • Thickness including relief: 2.8
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