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6535, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6535
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Restored lateral sima. 1) Fragment of hindquarters to right, MPH 9.9, MPW 13.4. H haunch 7.4. 2) Fragment of head to right with finished right edge, MPH 9.1, MPW 7.8. Th plaque 1.9, + relief 2.2. H face 4.2. Flat band H 1.5, D 2.2. 3) Right plaque preserving curved opening and 2.5 concave tongues W 3.2. Finished right edge. MPH 16.7, MPW 19.8. Th plaque 1.8, + relief 2.7. Beginning of curve on concave tongue.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1953, p. 58, fig. 32q; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, 5.1 B 1; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 58, no. 53; Winter 2009a, pp. 338-339, 5.B.1.a, Ill. 5.4
  • Publication record: Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    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
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario. Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1953. Pages: 29-112
  • Type of decoration: Crouching sphinxes
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 26.2R
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6 -4/4
  • Paint: Red-brown skin. Black hair, half-tongues. Cream ground.
  • Condition: 4 fragments forming 3 parts of plaque
  • Thickness plaque: 1.8
  • Thickness including relief: 2.6
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