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1054, Rome, Forum Romanum - Temple of Castor & Pollux

  • Record number: 1054
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Temple of Castor & Pollux
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Many variants listed in Cristofani 1987b, p. 115 & La grande Roma 1990, 3.6.1 (Rome, Capitoline), 9.3.4 (Circei). Civita Castellana: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 146, Pl. 55:179. Pyrgi Temple B: Pyrgi 1970, p. 345
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with head of Silen in relief, balding at temples, with heavy ridges across forehead, large round eyes, short pug nose, moustache and flat beard with painted white wavy lines. Surrounding head is torus with painted diagonal bands in red & white, ending in volute with round eye, inside outer shell frame of concave tongues, painted alternatedly red/black/red with cream outlines. Across bottom, projecting flat border with painted meander, with red-brown band across top with pendent hooks & black band across bottom with upright hooks. On back, part of curved cover tile
  • Bibliography: Gjerstad 1966, pp. 458, 461, fig. 131.1-2; Iacopi 1974, p. 44, fig. 41; Di Mino 1982, Pl. 15.2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 63, 3.4.1, Pl. VI
  • Publication record: Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    L'Antiquarium forense. Author: Iacopi, I.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1974
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Note sulla decorazione coroplastica a Roma dal VI al IV secolo a.C.. Author: Di Mino, M.R.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 65-76
  • Associated elements: Juno Sospita antefix 1917
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31.3
  • Width: 30.4
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: White skin 2.5Y 8/4, red-brown 10R 3/4
  • Condition: Missing most of shell
  • Height strigil: 7
  • Width strigil: 4.5
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height head: 21.8
  • Height face: 16.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 17.4
  • Width nose bottom: 4.4
  • Width mouth: 4.4
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 7
  • Width strigil: 4.5
  • Concave: yes
  • Torus or flat: torus
  • Height antefix base: 6
  • Width antefix base: 29.5
  • Depth antefix base: 6
  • Inner H cover tile: 7.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 12
  • Inner W cover tile: 12.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 33
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