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1709, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo

  • Record number: 1709
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Thick flat plinth (L 40) with curving left & back edges, on top of which a tall support in the form of double volutes, cream with painted edges & volute eyes, overlapped at top by drapery with central folds & black edge. Flanking support, nude feet of striding male figure, with left foot advanced. Hollow handmade elements. Restored H figure 1.60.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1946, pp. 58-59, figs. 24-25; Santangelo 1952, p. 149, figs. 12-13; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, pp. 102-103, 5.1.C.1; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 57-58, I.F.2.2
  • Publication record: Santuari d'Etruria
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
    Veio. Basi di statue fittili scoperte nel santuario "dell'Apollo"
    Veio. Santuario "di Apollo". Scavi fra il 1944 e il 1949
  • Associated elements: Small size: one other figure
  • Type of decoration: Striding, draped male figure
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: VP 500
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 46.5
  • Width: 51.5
  • MPD: 33
  • Paint: Skin painted dark brown; cream, purple-red
  • Condition: Restored from many fragments; preserves part of plinth, complete support & feet of statue
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