988, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 988
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Velletri sphinx head in Naples Museum
  • Remarks: Preserves crown of head with curved wing of hair strands over right temple & vertical bands over forehead. Th wall ca 1.5-2.0. Lumpy interior
  • Bibliography: Mura Sommella 1993, p. 227, fig. 7c; Winter 2009a, p. 384, 5.E.3, Ill. 5.18.1
  • Publication record: Ancora sulla decorazione plastica del tempio arcaico del Foro Boario: statue e acroteri
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx hair
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16063
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Width: 8.7
  • MPD: 11
  • Condition: 2 small joining fragments
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