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6647, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6647
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Pediment left side
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaques
  • Comparanda: Pyrgi A columen plaques
  • Remarks: Columen plaque with Bellerophon on Pegasos, with Chimaera below. Preserves hindquarters of horse with winged hindlegs (Pegasos). Th plaque 2.2. D side edge 4, inner .4, W 2.4. Diam holes 1.5. D bottom border 4.3, H 2.6. D ledge top 1.5. MPH Pegasus 54. Finished curved right edge. Curved element, probably tail of Chimaera, below horse. H hoof 2-3, W 5.1. L wing 11.5, W 3.1. Back rough and sandy with large hollow behind torso.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1953, p. 67, fig. 46; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 104, 5.1.D.1; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 40-41; Colonna 2005, p. 2013; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 203, no. 7; Carlucci 2011, p. 116, fig. 2a
  • Publication record: Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio
    Il repertorio figurativo del ciclo acroteriale del tempio dell'Apollo a Veio-Portonaccio
    Italia Ante Romanum Imperium. Scritti di antichità etrusche, italiche e romane (1958-1998)
    Santuari d'Etruria
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario
  • Type of decoration: Horse with winged legs (Pegasos)
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 55.3
  • Width: 35.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4-6/6
  • Paint: Side edge of side border painted with 2nd phase design in black/white/red which on front edge forms scale-like pattern. Plaque black, horse white 10YR 7/3. Wings have painted red feathers. On bottom border front, painted chevrons in red/white/black.
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