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1335, Rome, Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux

  • Record number: 1335
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Openwork cresting
  • Comparanda: Veii, Portonaccio: Stefani 1953, p. 58, fig. 33b
  • Remarks: Fragment of right half of palmette finial & endmost petal of palmette to right, from top of openwork pattern, in low relief with petals outlined in cream with alternating red & black centers. Top edge echoes line of petal tips, & has 2 holes for meniskoi (Diam 0.6). Below palmette, narrow curving flat band (W 1), with finished, openwork bottom edge, painted black. Linking palmettes, wider curving flat band with finished lower edge, painted black. Back flat and lightly slipped cream.
  • Bibliography: Grønne 1990, pp. 111-112, no. 26, fig. 13; Grønne 1992, p. 164, JJ-034 CV 87-31.1, 87-31.3, fig. 141, pl. II.3
  • 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
  • Associated elements: Cat. nos. 1-25, 27-38. Probably belongs with raking sima V 87-42
  • Type of decoration: Palmette in relief above openwork pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17
  • Width: 13.3
  • Paint: Cream, red 10R 4/4
  • Condition: Preserves original outer edge & inner edges of 2 spiral bands
  • Thickness plaque: 2.6
  • Height palmette: 12.5
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