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1049, Rome, Forum Romanum - Comitium

  • Record number: 1049
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Comitium
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Lanuvium (Andrén 1940, p. No. I:2, with shell); Ardea: Andrén 1940, p. 448, No. I:7; Gabii: Almagro Gorbea 1982, p. 178, 294
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves part of back of head in round, with triple strands of hair to either side of missing face, neck with relief necklace & dress edge with relief disks surrounded by raised band. Cover tile attached to bottom back, painted with black horizontal stripes & red crosses, solid red beside cover tile.
  • Bibliography: NSc 1900, pp. 307-308, fig. 11; Van Buren 1914, pp. 186-187; Van Buren 1921a, p. 21 (IV, type XX); Colini 1923, pp. 304-305, n. 1, No. 10; Andrén 1940, p. 332, No. I:2 Pl. 105:372; La grande Roma 1990, p. 54, 3.1.4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracotta ornamentation in Rome from the sixth to the fourth cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, A.W.. Journal and volume number: JRS 4. Publication Date: 1914. Pages: 183-192
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, E.D.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1921
    Indagini sui frontoni dei templi di Roma. Author: Colini, A.M.. Journal and volume number: BullCom 51. Publication Date: 1923 [1924. Pages: 249-347
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
  • Type of decoration: Female head in round
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 27.1
  • Width: 19.5
  • MPD: 9.3
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4 with gray core
  • Paint: Red hair 5R 4/4
  • Condition: Missing most of face & cover tile
  • Inner H cover tile: 12.9
  • Outer H cover tile: 15
  • Inner W cover tile: 12
  • Outer W cover tile: 18
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