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881, Rome, Velia/Via dei Fori Imperiali

  • Record number: 881
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Velia/Via dei Fori Imperiali
  • Roof element: Column capital
  • Comparanda: Painted decoration on second acroterion base from S. Omobono: 15854
  • Remarks: Hollow, round element with circular openings at top & bottom and articulated form of abacus/echinus/projecting cavetto. On square abacus (H 2.1), possible black line across bottom. On echinus (H 7), red horizontal band above cross patterns of thick red & black stripes with thick round lines along one side. Below, cavetto projection with red horizontal band above painted tongue pattern with black outline & thick central vertical band alternating red & black. Below cavetto on neck (Th wall 3.2), band of red triangles.
  • Bibliography: Gjerstad 1960, p. 134, fig. 90.2; Helbig4 II, pp. 589-590, No. 1821
  • Publication record: Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    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: Painted cross pattern/tongue pattern/triangles
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Height: 12.8
  • Width: 23.1
  • MPD: 12
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Surface slip (also inside & top) 10YR 7/3, red 7.5R 4/4
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