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1714, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo

  • Record number: 1714
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroterion bases
  • Remarks: Large hollow base with semicylindrical curve to longitudinal underside (RH 52, RW 77), smaller curved openings at bottom of side walls for insertion of cover tiles from slope, and round holes in side walls (2/side, Diam 6) near top of curve. Near front end, curved, obliquely rising wall forming raised open frame (H 19, RW 28), decorated on outer side with volutes in relief, ending in cutout edges with leaf between forward-curving volutes. Outer surfaces painted black, with cream ridges of volute edges. Originally placed over ridge tile, probably at end of ridge. Form suggests that it might have formed throne for seated figure.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1946, pp. 45-46, figs. 12-13; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 60-61, I.F.2.7
  • Publication record: Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2001
    Veio. Basi di statue fittili scoperte nel santuario "dell'Apollo". Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1946. Pages: 36-59
  • Associated elements: 11 statues of humans & 3 of fantastic animals
  • Type of decoration: Relief volutes
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 87
  • Width: 85
  • MPD: 81
  • Paint: Black
  • Condition: Restored from many fragments

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