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1000, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 1000
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment slope
  • Roof element: Acroteria, cutout
  • Comparanda: Cerveteri: Cristofani 1992a, p. 32, fig. 45, B7; Velletri
  • Remarks: Large volute acroterion curving to right from oval base (H 24, W 62), with curved section narrowing from 56 at bottom to 28 at middle (73 above bottom edge), to 12.5 at top, to 8.8 at bottom of small curl, to 4.7 at top of inner curl. In section, acroterion is hollow, with flat inner & outer faces, with beveled edges, wider at bottom (W top 4.7, bottom 8.8), thinning towards top. Surface decorated with large painted scale pattern, incised with compass & painted in bi-color rows horizontally.
  • Bibliography: Gjerstad 1960, p. 448, fig. 280.2; Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 94-99, figs. 21-23; Helbig4 II, p. 581, No. 1809; Enea nel Lazio 1981, p. 123 C4; La grande Roma 1990, p. 121 5.1.5; Mura Sommella 1993, pp. 225-226, fig. 1; Winter 2009a, p. 383, 5.E.2., fig. 5.38, Ill. 5.17.1
  • Publication record: Ancora sulla decorazione plastica del tempio arcaico del Foro Boario: statue e acroteri
    Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 16156, 16157, 15158; acroterion base
  • Type of decoration: Large cutout volute with painted scale pattern
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16155
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 1.27
  • Width: 97?
  • MPD: 28?
  • Condition: Best preserved example
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