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6034, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6034
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, floral
  • Remarks: Fragment of central acroterion of large palmette. Was probably a pair. Large piece of bottom right section with volute (eye inset), rounded tendril rising and thickening to right, with long relief palmette leaf from interstice. Nail holes at top and side, Diam 0.9 & 0.7. If this was nailed to wood, why decorate back?
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 474, no. II:15
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
  • Associated elements: 10188/1,3,6-8
  • Type of decoration: Palmette
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10188/7
  • Height: 27.1
  • Width: 16.5
  • MPD: 4.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Black band at bottom and raidiating black and red on back.
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