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1, Ardea

  • Record number: 1
  • Site: Ardea
  • Position: Corner?
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque (H 27.6, W 28.7) with shell of concave tongues/roll ending in volutes/central plaque with relief of upright lotus flanked by half palmettes, on deep plinth, with hollow leg & hoofs (MPH leg 41) of Silen facing right. Raised disk on axis of tile with painted palmette on both faces H. 31.6, D. 22, Th. 2.1. Raised semicircle along tile H 21, W 31.7, D 2.9. Mouldmade antefix plaque, handmade Silen.
  • Bibliography: Andr´┐Żn 1961, pp. 50-52, Pl. 20-22; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 14-15, A5; Pensabene & Sanzi di Mino 1983, pp. 58-9, no. 21, Pl. VII; La grande Roma 1990, p. 195, 8.4.1, Pls. XVIII-XIX
  • Publication record: Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Museo Nazionale Romano, Le terrecotte II.1: Antefisse
    Scavi e scoperte sull'acropoli di Ardea
  • Associated elements: May be counterpart to Maenad antefix inv. 359252
  • Type of decoration: Silen/relief lotus/half-palmettes/painted palmette
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Romano: 125614
  • Mouldmade: Yes & no
  • Height: 46
  • Width: 31.7
  • MPD: 50
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Red-brown 5YR 4/3, brown hoofs 7.5YR 5/4
  • Condition: Silen figure broken mid-leg
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Width shell: 4.4/4.9
  • Height antefix base: 4.4
  • Width antefix base: 25
  • Depth antefix base: 11.2
  • Outer H cover tile: 12.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 20.5
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