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518, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 518
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Remarks: Top of plaque with recurved tops of concave tongues, alternately gray/white/red/blue/gray, above projecting flat fascia (D 5.3), recessed frieze with painted central star flanked by half-circles (white center, with outer gray band W 2.-3.5, Diam 14). Back of plaque top curved behind concave tongues, reflecting their front profile. Incised guidelines for star with compass-drawn circles. No nail holes. Found in fill of cistern to SE of habitation area, filled by 500 B.C., giving terminus ante quem
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1986b, pp. 15, 19, n. 28, no. 2, Pl. 1a; Cristofani 1990a, p. 278; Cristofani 1992a, pp. 49, 56, fig. 101, Pl. V, B 40; Bellelli in Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, p. 126, II.A.2.4, Pl. VII bottom; Winter 2009a, pp. 461-462, 6.D.4, Ill. 6.16.1
  • Publication record: Caere 3.1. Lo scarico arcaico della Vigna Parrocchiale. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 29-57
    Nuove terrecotte decorative da Cerveteri. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: Die Welt der Etrusker 1990. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 277-280
    Nuovi dati per la storia urbana di Caere. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: BdA 71:35-36. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 1-24
    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
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2001
  • Associated elements: Raking sima Type I B 15 & antefixes Type II
  • Type of decoration: Concave tongues/flat fascia/painted star & half-circles
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 35.5
  • Width: 54
  • MPD: 8.2
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: White 10YR 7/4, red 7.5R 3/8, turquoise ground & strigils 5G 5/1, gray
  • Depth top fascia: 5.9
  • Height strigil: 6.1
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 25.6
  • Decoration main field: Painted star & circles
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Height strigil: 6.1
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave: yes
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