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922, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 922
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmade statue of Athena wearing Chalcidian helmet with high crest (H helmet 19.1, W 15.8, H cheekpiece 7.4, MPW 8.2; H crest 14.2, W 5.1, Th each wing 1.1, distance between wings 2-2.3). Scar from missing finial in front of crest (3.8 x 3.8) surrounded by black line. At base of crest, head is open & completely hollow. At neck, chiton edge with 1 thin fold (W 1.5), then thicker piece of raised drapery (MPW 5). Th body wall at front averages 1.6. On back, raised square of hair, painted black, falling below helmet onto back (H 14.5, W at bottom 22.9). Drapery below hair on back painted red-brown. Vent hole in left shoulder at break (Diam 0.6). 2 holes in each side of crest, for additions? Square piece cut out of base back of helmet after firing (H 2.1, W 1.8) similar to opening between crests. Inside fairly smooth but with lumps of clay below shoulder & smoothed layers down back
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 99-101, figs. 26-27, 37, 44-45; Sommella Mura 1977b, pp. 1-4; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 121-122 C3; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 119-120 5.1.1 (a-c); Parisi Presicce 1997, p. 175, fig. 13; Winter 2009a, pp. 379-380, 5.E.1.a, fig. 5.34, Ill. 5.16.2
  • Publication record: Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    Eracle e Dionisio nella decorazione figurata del tempio arcaico di S. Omobono: un' ipotesi eterodossa
    L' "introduzione di Ercole nell'Olimpo" in un gruppo arcaico di terracotta dall'area sacra di S. Omobono
    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: 16117, 14194; Herakles statue 14194, 16160, 16163, 16167; base 15853, 15996
  • Type of decoration: Athena from group of Introduction of Herakles into Olympus
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16161
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 52
  • Width: 27.7
  • MPD: 21.1
  • Clay: Close to 16083
  • Paint: Red-brown on drapery 10R 4/6 - 2.5YR 5/6, gold-brown on helmet crest 7.5YR 5/6, black
  • Condition: Joined from 13 fragments preserving helmet, head & neck, & back
  • Height face: 12.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
  • Width mouth: 3.7
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