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6163, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6163
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Fragment of human statue acroterion. Preserves thorax of warrior in cuirass from flaps to waist. At right armpit, folds of drapery. Armhole edge decorated with wide curving meander. On chest, 2 horizontal double meanders, H top 5.4, H lower one 6.9. Top decoration is actually boxes, horizontal band with stripes above line with small vertical striations and row of upright hooks. Painted cross-straps. At waist small battlement between bands, H 2.3. Hollow. Th wall 2.8. Interior tool marks of chisel-like flat edge.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 278; Lulof 1993, p. 280, fig. 9; Lulof 1996, E 4, fig. 32.1, pls. 18, 1.4
  • Publication record: Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    Reconstruction and architectural setting of large terracotta statues in Late Archaic Central Italy:. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 277-286
    The ridge-pole statues from the Late Archaic temple at Satricum. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Scrinium XI-Satricum V. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1996
  • Type of decoration: Thorax of warrior (Giant 1)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Height: 25
  • Width: 27
  • MPD: 9
  • Paint: Colors brown/black on cream with some traces of red.

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