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3, Gabii

  • Record number: 3
  • Site: Gabii
  • Position: Ridge end
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Comparanda: Satricum
  • Remarks: Relief plaque with winged female with lower body of bird, legs pulled up, flanked by spiral frame. Front spirals in relief, back flat & painted with spirals. On head, pointed cap & diadem (H 2.5). Th plaque 2.3, + relief 13. MPH Harpy 36.2
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1942, pp. 374-382, figs. 1-9; Zaccagni 1990, p. 74, no. 36; Danner 1993a, p. 97, fig. 8; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 9:d
  • Publication record: Akroterio fittile a figura di Arpia o Sirena. Author: Zaccagni, P.. Journal and volume number: Archeologia a Roma. La materia e la tecnica. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 73-77
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Gabi. Frammenti di un acroterio con figura di Arpia. Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1942. Pages: 374-382
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy. Author: Opgenhaffen, L.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 50-61
  • Associated elements: Typhon acroterion: MNR 383725
  • Type of decoration: Siren with spiral frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Romano
  • Mouldmade: No
  • Height: 43.2
  • Width: 62
  • MPD: 13
  • Clay: 2.5YR 6/4 = surface paint
  • Paint: red-brown 5YR 4/4-2.5YR 4/6
  • Height head: 8.9
  • Height face: 5.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.2
  • Width nose bottom: 1.5
  • Width mouth: 1.8
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