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6576, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6576
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Fragment of acroterion, probably from Harpy or Siren. Th 4.2-1.8. Preserves upper flat section of wing with scale pattern, H 4.5-7.9, W scale 2.3-3.5. Lower section of curved concave flutings painted red with white edges. Back flat with painted pattern similar to front without scales.
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 8, no. 7; Carlucci 2011, p. 123, fig. 22b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Il repertorio figurativo del ciclo acroteriale del tempio dell'Apollo a Veio-Portonaccio
  • Type of decoration: Wing from Harpy or Siren(?)
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 2364
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 30
  • Width: 38
  • Clay: 5YR 6/4
  • Paint: White 10YR 7/3. Red 5R 4/2. black.
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