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6673, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6673
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Remarks: Floral revetment plaque. H top roll 2.3, Th 2.7. H friezed double spirals 6.9, Th 2.2. H middle roll 2.1, Th 2.3. H pendent floral frieze 16.1, Th 2.4. Holes in palmette hearts and base of buds piercing through to bottom. Not present on all examples. 3 nail holes per plaque. 9.5 plaques displayed.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1953, p. 61, a, fig. 36.b upside down; Les Etrusques et l'Europe 1992, no. 165; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 205, no. 17
  • Publication record: Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio
    Les Etrusques et l'Europe. Exhibition, Paris-Berlin 1992-1993
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario
  • Type of decoration: Double spirals/floral
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 2269, VEX 29
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 28
  • Width: 49
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/2-7/4. Black decoration on top roll, alternating with cream and red examples, striped bottom of roll, right hand upper spirals and left lower spirals, central part on bud and dot below, alternating diagonal bands on central roll, alternating scrolls on pendent curtain, opposite lotus leaves, calyx and central stripe on bud below, outline of palmette leaves, back edge of curtain bottom. Red left hand upper spiral and right lower spiral, diagonal bands, alternating scrolls, opposite lotus leaves, arc of palmette and central vertical stripe of palmette leaves, outline of bud and its calyx.

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