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1916, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1916
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Pediment right corner
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Flat vertical plaque with painted box meander (H 15) with star-flower in one box & hippocamp? in another, between painted borders of stepped patterns at top (H 2.5) and bottom (H 4.1) of plaque, separated from meander by band of stripes & boxes (H 1/1.4). H star-flower box 9.3. At right end, lateral acroterion of S-volute in relief (H 29.3, Th 4.5) with hole in top (W 3.3, D 1.2). On soffit painted decoration of rosette in circumscribed circles. Tile backer thickens to right from 1.9-4.5
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 26-27, No. II:2a, fig. 19a; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 159-160, B 6.1.12; Danner 1993a, p. 102; Kästner 1997, pp. 98-101, no. 2, fig. 3, dated 520 B.C.; Winter 2009a, pp. 417-418, 6.A.2.e, fig. 6.6, Ill. 6.4.1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder
    Ornamentik und figürliche Verzierungen an den Endstücken etruskischer Giebelsimen
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Painted stepped pattern/stripes & boxes/box meander/stripes & boxes/stepped pattern/circumscribed rosettes/relief S-volute
  • Current Collection: Antikensammlung: TC 6681.12
  • Height: 29.2
  • Width: 66
  • MPD: 6
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/4, red 10R 4/4, brown 7.5YR 5/6
  • Condition: 7 joining fragments preserving full height & width
  • Height main field: 15
  • Decoration main field: Painted star-box meander
  • Thickness plaque: 3
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • D soffit decoration: 6.8+
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted circumscribed rosettes
  • Height floral field: 29.2
  • Height floral element: 29.2
  • Width floral element: 14.1
  • Depth soffit decoration: 6.8+
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted circumscribed rosettes
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