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993, Rome, S. Omobono 1st phase temple

  • Record number: 993
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 1st phase temple
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Pedimental sculpture
  • Comparanda: Corfu Temple of Artemis pediment; Syracuse terracotta pediment
  • Remarks: Large piece of heraldic felines plaque with neck of right-hand feline facing left. 3 nail holes. Modelling consists of raised central panel (W17.9-19.6, Th 3.3) with finished edges at oblique angles. Above & below, separated by deep, broad channels (W 1.3), 2 rising narrow parallel panels (W left 5.5, right 6.2, Th 2.2, 2.4). Underside has 2 flat even surfaces, imbedded with black mica inclusions, below narrow panels. Center, below large raised panel, depressed & lumpy, with strips of clay & lumps pressed in to build up thickness; sides smoothed with sharp instrument
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 83-86, figs. 12-13; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 118-119 C1; La grande Roma 1990, p. 123, 5.1.16; Mertens Horn 1995; Mura Sommella 2000, p. 13-14, figs. 1-2, 3 upper right; Winter 2009a, pp. 191-192, 3.D.8, fig. 3.23
  • Publication record: "La grande Roma dei Tarquini". Alterne vicende di una felice intuizione
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    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: 16101, 16116
  • Type of decoration: Feline facing left
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16115
  • Height: 32
  • Width: 28.7
  • MPD: 5.6
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Condition: 5 joining fragments. Finished edges on 3 sides
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