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1475, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1475
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Position: Door frame
  • Roof element: Door Revetments
  • Remarks: Long, narrow plaques with scalloped outer edge (W scallop 2.3)/bead & reel moulding (H 1.3, W 2.5)/raised flat fascia (H 1.2)/relief frieze with star (W 6.1, H 5.5) at center of cross bands (W 13.3, H 7.9), flanked by omphale discs (Diam 3.2). At corners, double palmette (H 11.6). Inner moulding: raised flat fascia (H 1.2)/quarter round (H 1.5)/projecting fascia (0.9). At least 4 corner pieces (H 32.5, W 31.5, inner H 14.6, W 12.3), therefore 2 doors. Nail holes, some with lead still preserved
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 119-120, No. III:3, Pl. 45:146; Helbig4 III, pp. 711-712, No. 2802
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Type of decoration: Scalloped edge/bead & reel/relief star & cross bands, omphale discs, double palmette
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.1
  • Width: 13.6
  • MPD: 2.9
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Background alternately pink-red 5R 5/4-4/4 inside cross bands & pale blue 5G 6/1 above & below, or vice versa; red 7.5R 4/8 stripes down center of cross bands; discs alternate white or black; stars alternate blue or red; light blue stripes outlining quarter round; inner projecting fascia red
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