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3078, Lanuvium, Temple of Herakles

  • Record number: 3078
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Building or zone: Temple of Herakles
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Silen and maenad on relief with left side border and bottom border. Silen wears deer skin and heavy mantle and long chiton. On left border and to right of figure with thick folds and red border. Figure stands on rocky surface. Maenad wears deer skin, red chiton blowing to left and himation over thighs. Faces forward. 3rd male figure to left preserves only left foot behind maenad's right leg and scar on base to right. Finished right edge. Top of plaque broken but original H ca. 61. 13 nail holes. W border 3.9, D inner 5.9, D outer 9.1. H base 4.3, D upper 7.5, D lower 11. Diam nail hole 1. MPH Silen 62, MPH maenad 63 (foot overlaps border). L left foot 12, W 5.8. L right foot of right satyr 11.5, W 5.7. W satyr at shoulders 20. L right arm 21.6. Diam maenad at neck 8.5.
  • Bibliography: Colonna 1992a, pp.114-121, Pls. XIII-XV, 4th cent. B.C.; Chiarucci 1983, p. 107, figs. 44, 118
  • Publication record: Lanuvium. Author: Chiarucci, P.. Journal and volume number: Collana di studi sull'Italia antica 2. Place of publication: Urbania. Publication Date: 1983
    Membra disiecta di altorilievi frontonali di IV e III secolo. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: Atti Orbetello. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 101-126
  • Type of decoration: Silen and maenad
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 69.5
  • Width: 65.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6(?)
  • Paint: Long chiton cream with red border. Skin painted gold. Red 7.5YR 4/6. Red-brown skin 2.5YR 4/6.
  • Thickness plaque: 2.1/ 3
  • Thickness including relief: 18

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