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1032, Rome, Forum Romanum - Curia Hostilia

  • Record number: 1032
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Curia Hostilia
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Of same type: fragments from Temple of Castor excavations CA 29.4 (CA 84-28) & CA 29.4 (CA 84-28bis)
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves top of Gorgon head in relief, with flat section of hair across top, with scalloped edge, above face with large, almond-shaped eyes, triangular nose, and tall, flat ears (H 4.4) at side of head. Plaque projects above cover tile 2.5 cm, and overhangs below. From 7th stratum below Niger Lapis
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 331-332, No. I:1, Pl. 105:374; Gjerstad 1966, p. 458, fig. 129:4,5; Andrén 1974, p. 7, pl. 28:2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 57 3.1.34, assigned to renovation after a fire ca. 600 B.C.; Winter 2009a, p. 169, 3.C.1.a, fig. 3.7, Ill. 3.3.1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
    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
  • Associated elements: 118 (armed rider relief revetment plaque).
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.5
  • Width: 17.2
  • MPD: 19.2
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Condition: Upper part of antefix plaque and cover tile
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.7
  • Inner H cover tile: 7.3
  • Outer H cover tile: 8.4
  • Inner W cover tile: 11.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 14.5
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