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1029, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 1029
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Christiansen 1988, pp. 54-55, fig. 3. Berlin: Kästner 1988, pp. 159-160, B 6.1.12
  • Remarks: Large piece of flat vertical plaque of raking sima with painted decoration: stepped pattern/band of boxes/large hook meander with star-flower in box/band of boxes. On soffit, part of painted rosette. Excavated in reuse as pavement; found in 1986 in central part of Archaic habitation quarter, giving terminus post quem for restructuring of area in last years of 6th cent. B.C.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1989-1990 p. 71, Pl. IX.b; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 126-127, II.A.2.6, Pl. VIII bottom; Winter 2009a, p. 412, 6.A.2.c
  • Publication record: Scavi nell'area urbana di Caere: le terrecotte decorative
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
  • Type of decoration: Painted stepped pattern/boxes/hook meander with star-flower in box/boxes
  • Current Collection: Storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis: 86.33b
  • Height: 19
  • Width: 25
  • Condition: Broken at right edge and along width of tile backer
  • Painted decoration only: yes
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