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1004, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 1004
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Velletri: AndrĂ©n 1940, Pl. 129:459, La grande Roma, p. 205, 8.6.26; Ny Carlsberg piece from Cerveteri
  • Remarks: Fragment of feline body, rampant, facing right. Vent hole in stomach at point of break (Diam 3). Another in area of genitalia (never present?). Finger striations on inside length of torso. Torso & legs hollow (Th wall of chest 1.2-1.8). On lower back, oval scar from broken-off tail (L 4.4, W 5.8) & another from attachment of coiled tail (MPL 9, W 3.2). At bottom of bent hind legs, possible plinth (Th ca. 1.8). Foreparts of hind paws were also hollow.
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, p. 122, 5.1.14, fig. 5 top; Mura Sommella 1993, p. 227, fig. 9; Winter 2009a, p. 384, 5.E.3, fig. 5.39, Ill. 5.18.1
  • Publication record: Ancora sulla decorazione plastica del tempio arcaico del Foro Boario: statue e acroteri. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 225-232
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    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: Tail 15815, hair 16083
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Height: 35.5
  • Width: 50
  • MPD: 24
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Surface possibly self-slipped
  • Condition: Heavily restored. Dark color visible on surface also covers breaks
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