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6569, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6569
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Ridge acroterion of Leto/Latona with young Apollo. Eye is raised, flat almond-shape with painted lid, pupil. Mouth equal to Apollo's. Boy's penis visible through drapery; buttocks exposed. Plinth sides slant inward at bottom; squared corners. Left foot extends in front of plinth, right overlaps on side. Th wall 1.5-1.8. L right upper arm shoulder to inner elbow 20. H plinth 6.5, RW 59, RD 38.5. L right forearm outer elbow to wrist 24.7. W support 31, D 22. MPH boy 34.1, MPW 24.9, MPD 13.5. Hole in upper back RH 11, W 9. Lower leg and foot measurements impossible to take because too heavily restored. Hole longitudinally in plinth H 6.3, W 6.8, equal channel W in plinth. MPL boy's left foot to toe beginnings 8.3. L Leto's hand 14.4.
  • Bibliography: Helbig4 III, no. 2553, pp. 524-526; Santangelo 1952, figs. 15 & 19; Proietti 1980, p. 107, fig. 128; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, pp. 112-113, Pl. 121; Danner 1993a, p. 101; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 202, no. 4
  • Publication record: Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio. Author: Torelli, M. & A.M. Moretti Sgubini. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2008
    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
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Author: Proietti, G.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1980
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
    Veio. Santuario "di Apollo". Scavi fra il 1944 e il 1949. Author: Santangelo, M.. Journal and volume number: BdA 37. Publication Date: 1952. Pages: 147-172
  • Type of decoration: Leto/Latona & young Apollo
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 168R
  • Width: 59
  • MPD: 48.5
  • Clay: Burned black
  • Paint: Cream slip: skin, central band on diadem, chiton, painted volutes on support, thin stripe inside edge of mantle black edge 10YR 7/4. Black hair, eyes, chiton neck and sleeve edge, bottom hem of chiton, mantle edges, dots on diadem, boy's skin, hem of drapery across his lap, support. Brown diadem upper and lower edges, mantle cloth and cloth of drapery on boy's lap. Stripe down Leto's right sleeve 7.5YR 4/2.
  • Condition: Lower face and neck of Latona is restored
  • Height head: 21.3R
  • Height face: 16.5R
  • Distance outer eyes: 9
  • Width nose bottom: 2.9
  • Width mouth: 4.6-5.3
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