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851, Rome, Esquiline/Via dei Serpenti

  • Record number: 851
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Esquiline/Via dei Serpenti
  • Position: Pediment apex?
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Flat plaque with two outer concave borders, each projecting 5.6 from back edge, outer (W 7.3) with 2 1/2 painted circumscribed palmettes edged with outermost band of rounded teeth with alternating red/black outer outline. On inner concave border, alternately painted red/black outline of tongue, with red border on raised edge. Superimposed over borders, a bird in high relief, of which now only two 3-toed feet (MPH 7, MPW 4.4, left on raised edge of inner border) remain & scar of wing. On back, large curved scar from ridge tile lower left end, giving orientation, showing round edge across bottom with bird feet sitting vertically. Finished inner surface on wing which was hollow
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 346, No. II:2; Helbig4 II, pp. 600-601, No. 1834 (Temple of Juno Lucina 375 B.C.); Di Mino 1982, Pl. 17.4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Note sulla decorazione coroplastica a Roma dal VI al IV secolo a.C.. Author: Di Mino, M.R.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 65-76
  • Type of decoration: Siren or Harpy
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 26
  • Width: 20.5
  • MPD: 5.6
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Surface slip 10YR 7/3, red-purple 7.5R 4/4, brown feet 10R 4/3
  • Condition: Preserves segment of outer edges
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