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1118, Rome, Palatine hill - area of Temple of Victory

  • Record number: 1118
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Palatine hill - area of Temple of Victory
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Tiles, geison
  • Comparanda: Greek prototype: AndrĂ©n 1940, pp. XLVI-VII. Pyrgi: Pyrgi 1970, pp. 387-389, 392, B:6, figs. 305-306
  • Remarks: Eaves tile with tall taenia (H 9.3) with projecting border at top (H 3). Soffit curved forming cavetto with painted decoration in 2 zones: on cavetto, painted tongue pattern (D 10.5, W tongue 2.3) alternately black & red with cream outlines, black dividing line; behind, large zigzag in red/white/black with red bands at either side. Taenia top fascia painted with 2 rows of alternating squares in black/white/red forming checkerboard; on main fascia (H 6, Th 1.6), hook meander. Raised side edge, beginning 3.7 from front edge: H inner 4.4 at back, 3.8 at front; outer 7.8 at back, 7.6 at front; W 2.8 at back, 3 at front. Tile stopper at back break (H 2.1)
  • Bibliography: Pensabene 1988, p. 57, figs. 3-4; La grande Roma 1990, p. 92. 4.1.9, pl. VIII
  • Publication record: Fregio fittile da Palestrina con grifomachia
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
  • Type of decoration: Painted hook meander; tongue pattern/zigzag between bands
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium palatino: 380948
  • Height: 9.3
  • Width: 9
  • MPD: 30.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/4, red 7.5R 4/4, black
  • Condition: Finished right side of geison tile with raised side edge
  • Th. tile backer: 3.4
  • D soffit decoration: 26
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted tongue pattern/broad zigzag between red bands
  • Thickness tile backer: 3.4
  • Depth soffit decoration: 26
  • Soffit decoration type: Painted tongue pattern/broad zigzag between red bands
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