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1091, Rome, Palatine

  • Record number: 1091
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Palatine
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Caprifico (Cisterna): Brown 1973-1974; La grande Roma, 9.6.76. Roman Forum: Andrén 1940, p. 333, No. I:9, pl. 105:376
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves torso of hare (W 7.9) running to right, above projecting flat border decorated with painted diagonal bands in red/white, with diagonal bands in opposite direction on soffit. Finished horizontal channel through tile at break
  • Bibliography: NSc 1907, pp. 540-541, fig. 63; Van Buren 1914, p. 184; Van Buren 1921a, p. 69; Andrén 1940, p. 328, No. I:3; Gjerstad 1960, p. 83, fig. 52.6; La grande Roma 1990, p. 94, 4.1.23; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 56, No. 35; Winter et al. 2009, Table 3; Winter 2009a, pp. 330-331, 5.A.1.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracotta ornamentation in Rome from the sixth to the fourth cent. B.C.
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Archaic Etruscan sima
  • Associated elements: 12010; fragments in Gjerstad 1966, fig. 137.4-5
  • Type of decoration: Chariot race to right
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium palatino: 12013
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 8.5
  • Width: 19.2
  • MPD: 9.5
  • Clay: 5YR 7/8?
  • Paint: Red ground 7.5R 4/6, brown hare 5YR 5/6, red oblique stripes on border & soffit 10R 5/6-5/8
  • Condition: Fragment of bottom of vertical plaque & part of tile backer
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Thickness including relief: 2.6
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Th. tile backer: 2.5
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.5
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