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6099, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 6099
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Position: Pediment corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Fragment of animal acroterion. Feline paw and plinth. 4 "fingers" articulated with 2 round knobs each, bottom ones with point for claw. Probably represents right paw because right-most finger is slightly smaller and set back. Also plinth not finished on this side. Bottom and back lumpy as if detached from plinth. Solid and with vertical nail channel at top break from front to back. H plinth 1.7.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 278
  • Publication record: Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
  • Type of decoration: Feline paw
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Height: 6.3
  • Width: 6.7
  • MPD: 8
  • Clay: 10YR 5/4(?)
  • Paint: Thick cream slip over entire surface 2.5Y 8/4. Brown paint on each knob in 3 wavy lines.
  • Condition: Broken through ankle and across back and bottom.
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