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1073, Rome, Forum Romanum - Regia III

  • Record number: 1073
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Regia III
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Rome, Forum Romanum: Gjerstad 1960, pp. 288, 293, fig.191.2
  • Remarks: Fragment of raking sima vertical plaque with deeply curving profile, decorated with elongated convex strigils painted alternately red/white with flat tips red/white with red centers, separated by deep incisions. Below, flat plaque with painted guilloche with broad central white band flanked by narrower red band with outer white line between 2 black stripes. Formerly in Antiquarium forense
  • Bibliography: Romanelli 1955, pp. 203-204, fig. 4; Gjerstad 1960, p. 288, fig. 191.1-2; Gjerstad 1966, p. 466-467, 573, fig. 137.1; Brown 1974-1975, pp. 26, 28; Iacopi 1982, p. 44, fig. 11; Case e palazzi d'Etruria 1985, pp. 189-190, no. 7, fig. 7:7; C. Wikander 1988, pp. 19, 21 n. 23, 97, 128-130, fig. 2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 60, no. 5, fig. 3.2.5, with hypothetical reconstruction of pediment, p. 133, fig. 1; Downey 1993, p. 239, figs. 10-12; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 56, no. 37, fig. 5.2; Downey 1995, pp. 79-80, no. 15, figs. 25-28; Winter 2006b, p. 349, fig. 2; Winter 2009a, pp. 160-162, 3.A.1.a, fig. 3.1
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.2: The painted architectural terracottas. Typological and decorative analysis. Author: Wikander, C.. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1988
    Archaic architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 233-247
    Architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.B.. Journal and volume number: PAAR 30. Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI. Publication Date: 1995
    Case e palazzi d'Etruria. Author: Stopponi, S. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    Documentazione archeologica sulla Regia. Author: Iacopi, I.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 37-49
    Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    Gorgons, Minotaurs and Sibyls: a shared early Archaic terracotta roofing system at Pithecusae, Cumae and Rome. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Beyond Frontiers: Studies D. & F. Ridgway. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 349-355
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    La protostoria della Regia. Author: Brown, F.E.. Journal and volume number: RendPontAcc 47. Publication Date: 1974-1975. Pages: 15-36
    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
    Terrecotte architettoniche del Foro Romano. Author: Romanelli, P.. Journal and volume number: BdA 40. Publication Date: 1955. Pages: 203-207
    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
  • Associated elements: From Section 6b: raking simas R65.38, R65.34, ridge tile R64.337. From excavations below the Temple of Castors: CA 29.6 (CA 84-29)
  • Type of decoration: Tall convex strigils/painted guilloche
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Romano, Baths of Diocletian
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16.6
  • Width: 14.1
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Red, white
  • Condition: Fragment with part of top of vertical plaque
  • Height top fascia: .8
  • Height strigil: 10.2
  • Width strigil: 3.2
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Decoration main field: Painted guilloche
  • Thickness plaque: 1.8-2
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Height strigil: 10.2
  • Width strigil: 3.2
  • Convex: yes
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