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1704, Veii, Piazza d'Armi - cistern at W edge of plateau

  • Record number: 1704
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Piazza d'Armi - cistern at W edge of plateau
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Relief revetment plaque preserving short, convex strigils across top, above relief figured frieze with feline body in profile, moving to right, with tail forming S-curve above back. At bottom, flat fascia
  • Bibliography: Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 33-34 I.E.10; Winter 2009a, p. 259, 4.D.3.b, Ill. 4.7.2
  • Publication record: 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
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2001
  • Associated elements: Other fragments probably from same plaque found in cistern, one indicating that plaque originally had at least 3 feline bodies
  • Type of decoration: Feline moving to right
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21.7
  • Width: 16.5
  • MPD: 1.3
  • Paint: White alternating strigils, back of feline, red alternating strigils
  • Condition: Restored from several fragments, missing center & right side of plaque
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Convex: yes

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