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7228, Acquarossa, Zone G, Roof G:3

  • Record number: 7228
  • Site: Acquarossa
  • Building or zone: Zone G, Roof G:3
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima Type I decorated with white-on-red painted tongue pattern/anthemion/diagonal bands. Preserves beginning of cavetto with painted tongues alternately red/white, above horizontal white line; pendent circumscribed palmettes with 3 leaves, with pendent 2 leaves between; horizontal white line with white diagonal bands below. H palmette 9.8, H bottom border 2.9. On soffit, painted design D 6.9, possible small version of palmette band with wide white band at far edge W 1.5. Th plaque 3.4 bottom, thinner at top. Finished right edge of tile backer. Back of plaque follows curve of cavetto front, Th 1.5.
  • Bibliography: C. Wikander 1981, p. 125, Sima G 3, figs. 81-82; Ö. Wikander 1986, p. 185, Sima G 3, fig. 102; C. Wikander 1988, pp. 38-41, 44-47, designated Roof 3; Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese 1986, pp. 69-70, Tetto 9; Ö. Wikander 1993a, pp. 78-79 and 95 (Roof G:3); Winter 2009a, pp. 73-74, 2.A.1.b
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.1: The painted architectural terracottas. Catalogue and architectural context
    Acquarossa I.2: The painted architectural terracottas. Typological and decorative analysis
    Acquarossa VI.1: The roof-tiles. Catalogue and architectural context
    Acquarossa VI.2: The roof-tiles. Typology and technical features
    Architettura etrusca nel Viterbese. Ricerche svedesi a San Giovenale e Acquarossa 1956-1986
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Painted tongue pattern/anthemion/diagonal bands
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico: Sima G3 67-2089 a + 72-10142 + 72-10143 a + 72-10142 + 72-10143
  • Height: 15.4
  • Width: 31.5
  • MPD: 13
  • Paint: Red paint 10R 5/6. Cream. White-on-red decoration
  • Th. tile backer: 1.7
  • Thickness tile backer: 1.7

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