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1244, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1244
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Position: Pediment apex?
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Fragment of convex shield (Diam 25.2, Th edge .9, Th center 6.4, W outer recessed edge 1.2-1.3) broken through middle. Inside uneven & lumpy with thick (2.4-2.6) crosswall across center & scar of 2nd at right angle to attach shield to figure. Inside has cream edge (W 1.3-1.9), inside of which surface painted purple-red. Outer decoration: outer edge red-brown, central disk with whirligig pattern (W 7) of alternating red/cream/black crescents radiating from red central circle (Diam 1.5) with outer black band (W .6), above which black wave pattern on cream ground. From 2nd group of warriors at opposite end of ridge from 12463?
  • Associated elements: 2nd fragment of different type of shield, with same inventory number; 12463?
  • Type of decoration: Shield with painted whirligig pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream surface 10YR 7/3, red 7.5R 4/4, black
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