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5215, Lanuvium

  • Record number: 5215
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima decorated with flat fascia /tall strigils (W at raised ridges 4.8)/roll/flat fascia with painted meander/torus. W channel 4. Diam hollow channel in torus 2.8. Strut top tall and rectangular, W 4.3 at break, 5 cm from plaque.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, B609; Andrén 1940, pp. 422-423, no. I:6, fig. 38; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 54, no. 18
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum
    The Archaic Etruscan sima
  • Type of decoration: Flat fascia/strigils/painted meander/torus
  • Current Collection: British Museum: B609
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 42
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Flat fascia with red dots and black outline of strigil top. Strigils cream with red central band, black between stripes. Roll with oblique black, cream, red stripes. Fascia with meander, top band red, bottom black. Black on torus, cream and red (pattern?).
  • Height top fascia: 2.2
  • Depth top fascia: 9
  • Height strigil: 21.4
  • Width strigil: 4.8
  • Height central fascia: 9.1
  • Decoration central fascia: meander
  • Height lower roll: 8.2
  • Height strigil: 21.4
  • Width strigil: 4.8
  • Height strut: 8.5
  • Width strut: 4.3
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