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1523, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Lo Scasato

  • Record number: 1523
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Lo Scasato
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Openwork cresting
  • Comparanda: Ardea, Segni
  • Remarks: Openwork cresting with central pattern (H 29) of concave bands (W 2) forming alternating figure 8s and whirligigs, surmounted by band of upright palmettes with concave leaves in low relief, with hole for meniskos. Vertical joints have grooves for liquid lead
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 137-138, No. III:5, Pl. 54:173 top; Helbig4 III, pp. 712-714, No. 2803; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 147, Pl. 239 top; Rasenna, fig. 383; Comella 1993c, pp. 43-44, A1, pls. 4.a, 17.a, 18.a
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Le terrecotte architettoniche del santuario dello Scasato à Falerii (scavi 1886-1887)
    Rasenna. Storia e civiltà degli Etruschi
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
  • Associated elements: Raking sima No. III:4 3743, 3744
  • Type of decoration: Openwork pattern of figure 8s and whirligigs surmounted by relief palmettes
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 3745
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 45
  • Width: 53
  • MPD: 3.3
  • Paint: Palmette leaves cream with alternating black/red central band, black ground; concave bands cream with 1 red & 1 black edge; black ground below openwork, with red pendent palmette heart & 3 cream pendent leaves
  • Height palmette: 16.5
  • Width palmette: 16.5

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