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883, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 883
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment right apex
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Rome Palatine-Esquiline-Roman Forum; Veii; Velletri; Caprifico revetment plaques
  • Remarks: Plaque A (smaller size): large hollow torus (H 10.7, Th 2.4) with incised & painted scale pattern/cavetto with concave tongues/thin fascia (H 0.7, Th 2.3)/relief frieze with triga to left, followed by biga with winged horse, female passenger, man on foot in far ground. Concave tongue ridges muted, but parts of figured scene from crisp mould, especially horses with trappings. Depression in haunch of winged horse: mould defect or done after moulding? RL left horse 15.4, right horse 16.6, H head of right horse 6.1. W triga near horse head 2.0, W 3 horse heads 4.4. 3 nail holes in torus & 1 in cavetto.
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 71-78, figs. 5, 6, 9; Enea in Lazio, pp. 119-120 C2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 126 5.1.29; Winter 2009a, pp. 369-370, 5.D.3.c, fig. 3.23 left, Ill. 5.15.2 (generic drawing of type, without oblique left side edge)
  • Publication record: L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico. Author: Sommella Mura, A.. Journal and volume number: PP 32. Publication Date: 1977. Pages: 62-128
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Painted scale pattern/concave tongues/chariot procession to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 37.5
  • Width: 65
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Brown on torus & cavetto 7.5YR 4/4, on passenger in biga 7.5YR 5/6
  • Height top fascia: 10.7 torus
  • Height strigil: 5
  • Width strigil: 2.9
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 20.3
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 1.8
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Height strigil: 5
  • Width strigil: 2.9
  • Concave: yes
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