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6592, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6592
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Acroterion of warrior attached to top of raking sima. Tiny helmeted head attached to cuirassed male torso to left. At right, strigil top, W 3, D 5.1, H 3.6, white with painted vertical stripe and raised top fascia, H 5, D 2.5. Scale and fabric and style equal to large horse with small female rider lateral acroterion of which this is reversed direction and thus probably from opposite slope. Head: MPH 7.2, MPW 3.5, MPD 5. Bell helmet with small hole in top. Black hair. White helmet. Torso: MPH 15, MPW 19.3, MPD 10.4. White cuirass with black details. Light brown skin. 3rd fragment of left buttock and thigh MPH 4.5, MPW 8.2, MPD 4.3. Head joins torso.
  • Bibliography: Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 102, 5.1 B4; Danner 1993a, p. 103; Carlucci 2007, p. 34, pl. XII.a-b
  • Publication record: Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschr√§gen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Gli apparati decorativi tardoarcaici del tempio di Portonaccio a Veio. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 71. Publication Date: 2007. Pages: 33-46
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Associated elements: 2268 small horse muzzle equal to head of other acroteria, 2513 horse leg, hoof to left.
  • Type of decoration: Helmeted warrior in cuirass
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 21
  • Width: 19
  • Height face: 3.5
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