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893, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 893
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Mirror image 15800 but here larger scale
  • Remarks: Preserves forequarters of winged horse facing right, from biga. Mane with moulded wavy strands, painted black. Skin of face & neck & far forequarters of 2nd horse red-brown, top of wing & front haunch black, feathers & belly dark brown with some red-brown. Almost = mirror image of 15800 but harness on neck there has 3 hanging strings, here only 2, and reins do not cross neck here. H horse head 6.8
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, p. 76, figs. 5 bottom center & 8 second from left; La grande Roma 1990, p. 126 5.1.30; Winter 2009a, pp. 362, 5.D.2.a or 5.D.3.a
  • Publication record: L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico. Author: Sommella Mura, A.. Journal and volume number: PP 32. Publication Date: 1977. Pages: 62-128
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: Probably from same plaque as 15817
  • Type of decoration: Chariot procession to right
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16
  • Width: 10.5
  • Paint: Dark brown ground 5YR 4/2, red-brown 2.5YR 4/6 & 5YR 4/4, black
  • Condition: 2 joining fragments
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: .8
  • Thickness including relief: 2.3
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes

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