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2609, Caere

  • Record number: 2609
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: 2nd example from excavations at Caere, S. Antonio
  • Remarks: Flat plaque (Th 2.2) with nail hole in scar at top. In high relief, stepped altar (H 16.7) with 5 rows of blocks (W 3.1-3.7). At top black cavetto (H 2.1) surmounted by half-round (H 2.1) and red flat element (H 2.2). At bottom, raised border (H 1.3), painted red. On soffit oblique white and red bands (W 1.6).
  • Bibliography: Kästner 2006, pp. 77-78, no. 1, fig. 7.1; Winter 2009a, pp. 451-452, 6.D.1.c, Ill. 6.14
  • Publication record: Ikonographisch bemerkenswerte Fragmente von spätarchaischen Terrakottenfriesen aus Cerveteri in der Berliner Antikensammlung. Author: Kästner, V.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles III. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 77-82
    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: Altar
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 21.9
  • Width: 17.9
  • MPD: 5.4
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Blocks of altar painted alternately red/cream with black steps. Black cavetto, cream half-round, red flat top element, bottom raised edge. Oblique red and white bands on soffit. Cream 10YR 7/3. Red 7.5R 4/4. Black. Brown-red blocks 2.5YR 5/4.
  • Condition: 2 joining fragments
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 5.4
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