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1083, Rome, Palatine - Archaic cistern near House of Livia

  • Record number: 1083
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Palatine - Archaic cistern near House of Livia
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Cisterna: Brown 1973-1974; La grande Roma 1990, 9.6.76.
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves chest & torso of harnassed biga horses from right-hand chariot facing to left, with part of walking figure beyond, wearing short tunic & carrying staff, with head (H 3.3) turned back, and long strands of hair over shoulder. From crisp mould. Well-preserved paint
  • Bibliography: Van Buren 1914, p. 184, pl. XXXIV.2; Van Buren 1921a, pp. 67-68, pl. XXXII; Andrén 1940, p. 329, No. I:7, Pl. 104:370 top center; La grande Roma 1990, p. 94 4.1.26; Winter 2009a, pp. 359-360, 5.D.1.f or 5.D.3.d
  • Publication record: Architectural terracotta ornamentation in Rome from the sixth to the fourth cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, A.W.. Journal and volume number: JRS 4. Publication Date: 1914. Pages: 183-192
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, E.D.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1921
    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: 4344, 4346, 4348, 4349, 12034B
  • Type of decoration: Chariot procession to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium palatino
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16.2
  • Width: 13.6
  • MPD: 3.3
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Beige ground & near horse 10YR 6/4, red mane, male skin, harness 10R 4/6, pink far horse 2.5YR 6/6, black hair, straps
  • Condition: Broken on all sides
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Thickness including relief: 3.3
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
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