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4007, Bettona

  • Record number: 4007
  • Site: Bettona
  • Position: Pedimental slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Figural raking sima with harnessed lions. Coarsely made of red, well-purified clay from which nearly all traces of color have vanished, therefore of late date, probably 1st cent. B.C. Handmade figures in high relief, torus as ground line. Large vase or cornucopia. Dionysus in his chariot drawn by panthers(?). Narrow groove at top of plaque for cresting.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 265, no. 1, Pl. 88:315; Stopponi 2006b, pp. 244, 270-271, no. 210
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Museo Comunale di Bettona. Raccolta archeologica. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Città del Castello. Publication Date: 2006
  • Type of decoration: Dionysus in his chariot drawn by panthers(?) with cornucopia or large vase
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Comunale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 31
  • Width: 37
  • Clay: Red, well-purified

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