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924, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 924
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Statues from Veii, Satricum
  • Remarks: Hand (W 5.9) has fingers curved into open fist with thumb (L 7.2) straight alongside. Arm hollow through to hand opening at forearm (H 3.5, W 2.6, opening at hand L 3.3, W 1.3). At break of forearm, piece thickens at side from thumb-level to mid-finger level: drapery or attachment to body. If body, arm was held forward with hand opening vertically.
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 99-114, fig. 38; Sommella Mura 1977b, pp. 1-4; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 121-122 C3; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 119-120 (a-c); Parisi Presicce 1997, p. 175, fig. 13; Winter 2009a, pp. 379-380, 5.E.1.a, fig. 5.34, Ill. 5.16.2
  • Publication record: Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    Eracle e Dionisio nella decorazione figurata del tempio arcaico di S. Omobono: un' ipotesi eterodossa
    L' "introduzione di Ercole nell'Olimpo" in un gruppo arcaico di terracotta dall'area sacra di S. Omobono
    L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 16161, 16117, 14194; Herakles statue 14194, 16160, 16163, 16167; base 15853, 15996
  • Type of decoration: Athena from introduction of Herakles into Olympus
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16117 or 14194
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: MPL 22
  • Width: 7.3
  • MPD: 7.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Light brown slip between fingers 7.5 YR 6/6, red-brown paint on inside of thumb/fist 5YR 5/6
  • Condition: Preserves right hand & forearm
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