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2078, Ostia Antica, Castrum

  • Record number: 2078
  • Site: Ostia Antica
  • Building or zone: Castrum
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima with painted guilloche. Th plaque at top 4.4, at bottom 5.3. Diam central dot 1/white band with black edges 3/white band 4.7/red-black band 6.6/outer black band 8.8. Modern nail hole.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 369, no. 5; Mingazzini 1947-1948, fig. 2a-b; Calza & Floriani Squarciapino 1962, p. 88, fig. 49; Andrén 1980, pp. 97-99; Bartoloni 1986, p. 110, fig. 7 (called a sima but clearly has modern nail hole); C. Wikander 1988, p. 128, no. 48 (assigned to period 600-575 B.C.); Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 54, no. 20
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.2: The painted architectural terracottas. Typological and decorative analysis
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Esisteva un abitato ostiense anteriore alla colonia romana?
    I Latini e il Tevere
    Museo Ostiense
    The Archaic Etruscan sima
    Un gruppo di antefisse fittili etrusco-laziali e la questione dell'esistenza di un abitato ostiense anteriore alla colonia romana
  • Type of decoration: Guilloche
  • Current Collection: Soprintendenza storerooms: 3305
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.2
  • Width: 21.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream ground 10YR 8/3. Red-purple central dots and alternating central bands 5R 4/2.
  • Thickness plaque: 4.4/5.3

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