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5628, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5628
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Position: Back pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Pedimental sculpture of youth. Hole for meniskos when studied by Andrén, head now removed from display. RW plaque top 40, bottom 26.4. Th plaque 4, + relief 15.2. H youth base of neck-right toes 70. W shoulders with drapery 28. H base of neck-crotch 25.2. 4 nail holes preserved, Diam 1.5. Base, H left 1.5, 3.2 right, W 26.2 painted with battlement pattern with black above and red below. Rock projecting beyond base at left. Rock H 6 left-5 right, W 26.3. Hollow.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 173, no. II:2, Pl. 64:211, C:3; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, p. 376, 16.1.2; Cristofani 1985b, pp. 9-11, fig. 19; Strazzulla 1989, p. 978; Stopponi 2003, p. 250
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Faone, la testa di Orfeo e l'immaginario femminile
    I templi e l'architettura templare
    La civiltà degli Etruschi
    La decorazione frontonale del tempio del Belvedere di Orvieto
  • Type of decoration: Youth
  • Current Collection: Museo Civico: 1377
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 77
  • Width: 40
  • Clay: Light brown surface
  • Paint: Plaque ground black. Himation white 7.5YR 8/2 with purple red edge W 1.4 5R 4/6. Skin red 10R 4/6. Soles red with painted black straps. black rock below figure.
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