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  • Record number: 5356
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 7561 from Orvieto
  • Remarks: Figural revetment plaque showing Triton to left. High relief on thick plaque in Archaic style. Male upper body, frontal with profile head of bearded man; below in profile, fish body. Male genitals. Top edge slopes to right with large indentation above head and arms. 4 nail holes, Diam. 1.1-1.3. Oblique hole on top edge, downward at back. Said to have been in Collection Virgi 1947-1968, then London art market 1982. Listed in "Acquisitions 1983" of Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 255.
  • Type of decoration: Triton to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Height: 31.1
  • Width: 41.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3. Red-brown face skin and male body to waist, including genitals, spots on fish body, within scale pattern 10R 4/6. Black hair and beard, moustache, eyebrow, eyelid, pupil, ear, outline of figure against plaque, muscles of neck and chest, scales on fish body, fins. Beige ground for fish body 7.5YR 6/4.
  • Thickness plaque: 2.4
  • Thickness including relief: 5.1
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