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3872, Tarquinia, Ara della Regina

  • Record number: 3872
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Ara della Regina
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Lyre-palmette on Nolan amphora by Pan Painter: J. Boardman, Athenian Red Figure Vases. The Archaic Period, London 1975, pp. 180-181, fig. 339, dated 490-480 B.C.?
  • Remarks: Raking sima tile backer with soffit decorated with painted anthemion bordered at the back by three wide bands painted black/white/red. Lyre-palmette with mirror-image S scrolls, painted black, flanking palmette with long central red petal, flanked by 3 white petals; red tear-drop at interstice of outer volute of scroll. Large nail hole (Diam 1.2) on top encircled by large rounded scar from boss (Diam 8.3). Undercut flange ran all along side edge, top level with tile. Th flange 3.5. Raking sima vertical plaque scar along front. Just behind, on tile top, 2nd oblong scar, L 14.7, W 7.3 = scar from thick strut for vertical plaque
  • Bibliography: Cataldi 1993, p. 214, no. 39, fig. 30; Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 86, no. I.e.32
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 2004
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia. Author: Cataldi, M.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 207-220
  • Type of decoration: Anthemion with lyre-palmette
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Width: 30
  • MPD: 34
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3(?)
  • Paint: Red 7.5R 4/8. Top of tile slipped cream 2.5Y 8/2.
  • Th. tile backer: 4.6-5
  • D soffit decoration: 20
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted anthemion
  • Thickness tile backer: 4.6-5
  • Depth soffit decoration: 20
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted anthemion
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