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1339, Rome, Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux

  • Record number: 1339
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Comparanda: Civita Castellana, Vignale Minore, Villa Giulia 7206: Andrén 1940, Pl. 33:114. Veii, Campetti: Vagnetti 1971, Pl. II.3. Rome (Capitoline & Ponte Cestio), Satricum, Veii Campetti, Cerveteri Vigna Parrocchiale, Civita Castellana: Cristofani 1987b, pp. 115-116. For rendering of hair above hoof, cf. Ardea acroterion in Rome, MNR
  • Remarks: Fragment of lower part of female figure wearing long dress painted cream with reddish-brown bottom edge, striding to right with cream-colored foot (MPL 10.1, D 3.7) in profile to right, resting on base painted with box meander. At left of fragment, on base, hoof painted brown-black,above which part of leg with hair rendered by vertical strokes. Background plaque between hoof & foot painted dark brown/black, as is top of base. Meander painted with white band with alternating red & black boxes, with black horizontal band & boxes across top & red band & boxes across bottom. On back, scar of cover tile
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, 3.4.3, pl. V; Grønne 1990, pp. 112-113, no. 30, figs. 14-15; Cristofani 1992c, Pl. 33.4; Grønne 1992, p. 165, JJ-039 CV 87-34.2, 87-34.3, 87-34.4, 87-34.7, 87-49.3, figs. 142 and 143, pl. III.2
  • Publication record: Fragments of architectural terracottas from the first temple of Castor and Pollux on the Forum Romanum. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: AnalRom 19. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 105-117
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    The architectural terracottas. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: The Temple of Castor and Pollux I. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 157-175
    Über die Anfänge der 'römischen Kunst'. Die Zeit der Tarquinier. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: RM 99. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 123-138
  • Associated elements: Cat. nos. 1-29, 31-38
  • Type of decoration: Silen & Maenad
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 11.8
  • Width: 23.3
  • MPD: 8.6
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/4
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/3 light brown, brown-black, red 10R 4/4
  • Condition: Broken through hem of dress, preserving foot & part of base
  • Height antefix base: 4.1
  • Depth antefix base: 1.9
  • Inner H cover tile: 8.6
  • Outer H cover tile: 11.3
  • Inner W cover tile: 12.7
  • Outer W cover tile: 18.7
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