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253, Caere?

  • Record number: 253
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Pediment right slope
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Large torus with painted scale pattern/flat fascia with painted bands of purple-red (H .7), white (H 1.1)/concave tongues outlined in black, painted alternately white/br/ownblue/red/white/black/; narrow fascia painted with squares red/white/black/white/red. Very high relief, blue ground, 3 pairs of armed riders to left. Front horse of central pair has head turned 2/3 out towards viewer; horses wear chest bell with fringe. Crestings of helmets overlap fascia above. Near warrior carries shield, far one a raised spear. At bottom, projecting fascia painted white with black & red squares, continuing on soffit obliquely. Nail holes in strigil & frieze
  • Bibliography: Christiansen 1985, pp. 136-137, 151 fig. 4; Winter 2009a, pp. 450-451, 6.D.1.b, fig. 6.22, Ill. 6.13.2; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 30-31, no. 2
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Christiansen, J. & N.A. Winter. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 2010
    Etruskische Stumper. Author: Christiansen, J.. Journal and volume number: MedKøb 41. Publication Date: 1985. Pages: 133-151
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 113-122
  • Associated elements: HIN 713-716: chariot race to right
  • Type of decoration: Armed riders to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 30 ca.
  • Width: 70 ca.
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Condition: 3 plaques reconstructed in fragmentary condition
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Height strigil: 5.7
  • Width strigil: 3.3
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 20.2
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 2
  • Thickness including relief: 4
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • D soffit decoration: 2.9
  • Soffit decoration type: Bl/wh/red oblique bands
  • Height strigil: 5.7
  • Width strigil: 3.3
  • Concave: yes
  • Depth soffit decoration: 2.9
  • Soffit decoration type: Bl/wh/red oblique bands
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