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15, Cisterna di Latina, Caprifico

  • Record number: 15
  • Site: Cisterna di Latina
  • Building or zone: Caprifico
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Comparanda: Velletri, Rome S. Omobono
  • Remarks: Feline head, moulded in relief, with top = squared off top of sima plaque; back flat; inside of face hollow & attached at top to sima plaque. Given by N. Koutoulakis
  • Bibliography: Brown 1973-1974, p. 65 Type E.2; Winter 2009a, p. 343, 5.B.3.c, Ill. 5.6.3; Lulof in Palombi 2010, p. 44, F3, fig. 235
  • Publication record: Etrusco-Italic architectural terracottas in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Author: Brown, A.C.. Journal and volume number: AR. Publication Date: 1973-1974. Pages: 60-65
    Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia (Cisterna di Latina): I materiali e il contesto. Author: Palombi, D. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: 1973.314A-B, 1993.71
  • Type of decoration: Feline-head spout
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ashmolean Museum
  • Mouldmade: Yes
  • Height: 11
  • Width: 16
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Slip 10YR 7/4, brown wash on face 7.5YR 5/4, black on pupils, cheeks, outlining nose, teeth?, band on top border H 1.7, W 3
  • Condition: Preserves top of plaque with upper part of spout; restored below mouth.
  • Height top fascia: 2
  • Depth top fascia: 5
  • Thickness plaque: 7.3
  • Mouldmade spout: yes
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