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7656, Velletri, delle Stimmate temple

  • Record number: 7656
  • Site: Velletri
  • Building or zone: delle Stimmate temple
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Clay equal to Rome, S. Omobono roof
  • Remarks: Lateral acroterion of sphinx. Breast and forelegs modelled in round and hollow. Traces of wings, set off as raised section with curved edge. Fragments of wings may belong, and point tail. Th wall 2. Hollow, handmade. Back of leg has projecting ridge at top, outlined in black, painted white. Chest and legs brown. MPH right leg 24, Diam top 7.1, bottom 5.2. Straight, cylindrical. W crest between wings 15.4.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 413, no. I:7, Pl. 129:451; Fortunati 1989, p. 78, no. II.17, Pl. XVIII, fig. 12-14, p. 63, 530 B.C.; Cristofani 1990b, fig. 6; Danner 1993a, p. 102; La grande Roma 1990, p. 205, 8.6.26; Winter 2009a, p. 384, 5.E.3, fig. 5.40, Ill. 5.18.2; Carlucci in Tetti di terracotta 2011, p. 223, fig. 4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Il tempio delle Stimmate
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Osservazioni sulle decorazioni fittili arcaiche del santuario di Sant'Omobono
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010
  • Associated elements: May belong with head La grande Roma 1990, 8.6.25
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx forequarters
  • Current Collection: Museo Civico: 68
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 41
  • Width: 21.4
  • MPD: 20.4
  • Paint: Right wing shoulder has black/ white/ red/ white/ red/ white/ black stripes.
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