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1612, Palestrina, Colombella

  • Record number: 1612
  • Site: Palestrina
  • Building or zone: Colombella
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima vertical plaque with flat fascia with groove in top (D 4) for insertion of cresting/tall convex strigils with rounded tips/roll with painted diagonal bands/fascia with relief figured frieze of triga, biga & walking warriors, moving to left/pierced torus painted with zigzag bands. Triga with 3 winged horses (L front horse torso 15.7), chariot (H 4.2) driven by woman wearing tutulus. Beside biga (H 5.9) walks man wearing petasus & carrying lituus (augur or Hermes). Worn mould. At back, remains of flat tile backer & 2 thick struts, one leaving scar on tile top, 6 cm. from back of vertical plaque. On back near top edge 2 red painted large ciphers: V to left & VI to right (placement marks).
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 373-374, No. I:1, Pl. 115:406; Helbig4 III, pp. 851-852, No. 2980; Andrén 1974, pp. 3, 11, Pl. 1:1; Di Mino 1982, p. 67; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 97, Pl. 66 bottom; Colonna 1984a, p. 402; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 54, No. 21; Winter 2009a, pp. 336-337, 5.A.3.b, fig. 5.6, Ill. 5.3.2
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    I templi del Lazio fino al V secolo compreso. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: Archeologia Laziale 6. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1984. Pages: 396-411
    Note sulla decorazione coroplastica a Roma dal VI al IV secolo a.C.. Author: Di Mino, M.R.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 65-76
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
    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
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Tall convex strigils/painted diagonal bands/relief figured frieze with triga, biga, walking warriors & augur, moving to left/torus
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 56
  • Width: 63.2
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/2 strigils, alternating bands on roll, tunics & helmets, petasus, middle horse of triga & 2 wings, mane & trappings of front horse, dog, chariots, reins, greaves, skin of female driver, front horse of biga, lituus, object held by 1st warrior, goads, alternating zigzag bands on torus; red 10R 4/6 top fascia, alternate interstices between strigils, alternate diagonal bands, skin, tops of helmet crests, 1st & 3rd horses of triga, alternate stripes on wings, tutulus, triga chariot, far horse of biga, trappings of biga horse, alternate zigzags on torus; purple 5R 3/3 edges of all 3 warriors' tunics & belt, female's chiton edges & folds, line at base of helmet crests, central warrior's skirt, band on petasus, augur's hair; black alternate interstices, alternate diagonal bands, background of frieze, horses' & human eyes, triga & biga front horse's manes, stripes, alternate stripes on wings, biga chariot ground, alternate zigzags on torus
  • Condition: Missing most of top edge & parts of torus; preserves complete width
  • Height top fascia: 1
  • Height strigil: 25
  • Width strigil: 3.3
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 20.4
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 4.1
  • Thickness including relief: 4.4
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Height strigil: 25
  • Width strigil: 3.3
  • Convex: yes
  • Height strut: 23.5/45
  • Width strut: 8.5
  • Depth strut: 4
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