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870, Rome, Esquiline

  • Record number: 870
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Esquiline
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Smaller version: cf. Rome, Antiquarium Comunale 15800; Velletri (Andrén 1940, p. No. I:1)
  • Remarks: Plaque with small part of strigils above relief frieze: biga (Diam. wheel 4.8) with winged horses (H heads 6.5), charioteer & female passenger behind triga (Diam wheel 4.8) with male passenger and male walking alongside beyond horses. 4 nail holes (Diam 0.9). Traces of red-brown paint on biga, horse & wing, ground. Back flat & unslipped.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 343-344, No. I:1, Pl. 104:371; Gjerstad 1966, pp. 476-478, no. 5, fig. 143 reconstruction; Helbig4 II, pp. 594-596, No. 1829; Andrén 1974, p. 4 n. 20; Gantz 1974-1975, p. 5; Cristofani 1987b, p. 98; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 253-254; Winter 2009a, pp. 366-368, 5.D.3.a, fig. 5.21; Winter et al. 2009, Table 3; Mura Sommella 2010a, p. 88, fig. 1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence
    Esquilino e Campidoglio: elementi della decorazione architettonica nella Roma dei Tarquini
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    I santuari: tradizioni decorative
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Terracotta figured friezes from the workshop of Vulca
    The procession frieze from the Etruscan sanctuary at Poggio Civitate
  • Type of decoration: Chariot procession with biga & triga moving to right
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 3371
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24
  • Width: 60.1
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3, red-brown 2.5YR 4/4
  • Condition: Missing most of strigilation & parts of frieze
  • Height main field: 20.3
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes

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