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1265, Rome, Forum Romanum - Regia III

  • Record number: 1265
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Regia III
  • Position: Ridgepole end
  • Roof element: Acroteria, disk
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves slightly concave inner face, with outer face splaying sharply out from a narrow border (W ca .08) for 6.5 cm and then curving in again. On face, painted tongue pattern alternating white/red with white outlines. Traces of red on outer edge. Estimated outer diameter: 45 cm
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, p. 60, no. 10 (as a fragment of the crown of a frieze plaque); Downey 1995, pp. 82-83, no. 25, figs. 38, 39; Winter 2009a, p. 210, 3.E.6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from the Regia
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: From Section 4, level 2: raking sima R64.146, revetment plaque R64.149, disc acroterion? R64.147, ridge tile R64.170, cover tile R64.360
  • Type of decoration: Disk with painted tongue pattern
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium forense: R64.148
  • Height: 9
  • Width: 9.5
  • MPD: 3.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Red, white
  • Condition: Fragment of outer border with finished edge

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