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1291, Rome, Forum Romanum - Lacus Iuturnae

  • Record number: 1291
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Lacus Iuturnae
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Phillips 1989a, p. 287: Antiquarium forense 1143, Antiquarium palatino 34345 & one with no inv. no.
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves a torus moulding from the base of a raking sima, pierced longitudinally (Diam hole 2.4-2.9), painted on the outer surface with a horizontal scale pattern. Formed from slab of clay rolled around a cane (Phillips)
  • Bibliography: Phillips 1989a, pp. 283-4, Group IIB, no. 1, fig. 5, pl. II.2-3; pp. 300-301, associated with Temple of Castor & Pollux 484 B.C.
  • Publication record: The architectural terracottas. Author: Phillips, K.M., Jr.. Journal and volume number: Lacus Iuturnae I, ed. M. Steinby. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1989. Pages: 277-302
  • Associated elements: 39711-39715
  • Type of decoration: Torus moulding with painted horizontal scale pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 8.2
  • Width: 8.5
  • MPD: 11.6
  • Clay: 2.5Y 7/4
  • Paint: White slip 2.5Y 8/2, brown ground 2.5YR 4/2, purple on underside 2.5YR 3/2
  • Condition: Broken at top of torus & beginning of tile backer
  • Thickness plaque: 4.5
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Th. tile backer: 3.2
  • Thickness tile backer: 3.2

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