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3765, Tarquinia, Ara della Regina, Temple II

  • Record number: 3765
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Ara della Regina, Temple II
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Columen/mutulus fragment preserving upper right edge of border with bearded snake's head projecting above border. Solid, handmade. H head 4, W 9.8, D 3.8. Thin layer of well-levigated brown clay on surface of snake head, over which paint. Nail hole at right break (Diam 1.2). Finished top edge, slanting down at back. Very high relief.
  • Bibliography: Romanelli 1948, p. 265, no. 53; Cataldi 1993, p. 218, no. 47, fig. 45; Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 85, no. I.e.30
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti
    Tarquinia. Scavi e ricerche nell'area della città
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia
  • Associated elements: 4978
  • Type of decoration: Bearded snake head
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 2742
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 11.3
  • Width: 14.2
  • Clay: 10YR 8/2
  • Paint: Black plaque. Red on beard, mouth, nostrils 7.5R 4/6. Black spots on cheek, ground.
  • Thickness plaque: 2.1
  • Thickness including relief: 5.5
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