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1345, Rome, Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux

  • Record number: 1345
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Comparanda: Rome (Capitoline & Ponte Cestio), Satricum, Veii Campetti, Cerveteri Vigna Parrocchiale, Civita Castellana: Cristofani 1987b, pp. 115-116
  • Remarks: Small, hollow head of female wearing diadem (H 1.2, D 1.3) painted cream with a red-brown stripe across the top above a row of pendent red-brown boxes. The black hair is drawn across the forehead from a central part, forming wide scalloped edges, above roughly painted black eyes & eyebrows. Head faced to right, with left side roughly finished & unpainted, indicating that it abutted another figure.
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, 3.4.5, pl. VII; Grønne 1990, pp. 114-116, no. 36, figs. 21-24; Grønne 1992, p. 168, JJ-048 CV 87-15, fig. 147, pl. IV
  • 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
  • Associated elements: Cat. nos. 1-35, 37-38
  • Type of decoration: Maenad head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 11.3
  • Width: 9.1
  • MPD: 7.6
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/4
  • Paint: White, red-brown, black, dark brown
  • Condition: Broken through neck; missing tip of nose
  • Height head: 8.7
  • Height face: 6.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 4
  • Width nose bottom: 1.2
  • Width mouth: 1.5
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