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1343, Rome, Forum Romanum - Temple of Castor & Pollux?

  • Record number: 1343
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Temple of Castor & Pollux?
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure?
  • Comparanda: Gabii Harpy in Rome, MNR. Civita Castellana, Vignale grande. Lacus Iuturnae sphinx fragment: Phillips 1989a. See Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 9c & e
  • Remarks: Fragment of middle section of sickle-shaped wing (W 7.9) with flat surface painted with curving bands alternating red (W 1.7)/white (W 1.7) with black central line/red/white with black central line, indicating feathers. Side edges finished & painted black, with scar from attached element at tip. On back, lumpy, uneven surface with square strut.
  • Bibliography: Grønne 1990, p. 114, no. 34, fig. 19; Grønne 1992, p. 166, JJ-046 CV 87-38.2, 87-41.2, 87-41.8, pl. III.3; Fischer-Hansen 2008, p. 294, JJ-123, pl. 222, fig. 258
  • Publication record: Fragments of architectural terracottas from the first temple of Castor and Pollux on the Forum Romanum. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: AnalRom 19. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 105-117
    The architectural terracottas. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: The Temple of Castor and Pollux I. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 157-175
    Votive and architectural terracottas; Tiles (co-authored with C. Grønne). Author: Fischer-Hansen, T.. Journal and volume number: The Temple of Castor and Pollux II.2. Place of publication: Rome. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 283-312
  • Associated elements: Cat. nos. 1-33, 35-38
  • Type of decoration: Siren wing?
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 11.5
  • Width: 10.4
  • MPD: 4.9
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: White, red, black
  • Condition: 3 joining fragments, with finished outer edges
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