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3873, Tarquinia, Ara della Regina I

  • Record number: 3873
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Ara della Regina I
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Remarks: Fragments of floral revetment plaque of various fabrics. Thick large plaque with deep relief of double lotus and palmettes circumscribed with S-spirals. Palmette with 9 convex flame-shaped leaves, large ovoid heart, above convex volutes, surrounded by concave band. Lotus with calyx, elongated tear-drop heart, leaf tip similar to palmette circumscribing band. 2 fragments have finished edge above palmette, another may have roll, therefore it would be a double anthemion with upright and pendent palmettes(?). 1 fragment has well-preserved paint.
  • Bibliography: Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 74, 4.4.A.4
  • Publication record: Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Associated elements: 4968, 3268(2), 3268, 4955, 28, 174, 177, 2733, 2740, 2726, 2744, 1474
  • Type of decoration: Palmette & lotus
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18
  • Width: 20
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/6, 2.5Y 7/4
  • Paint: Black ground, white palmette leaves and volutes 10YR 8/1. Red heart and dart below 10R 4/8.
  • Thickness plaque: 2.6
  • Thickness including relief: 3.1
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