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508, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 508
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek HIN 704
  • Remarks: Raking sima vertical plaque with top band of step meander white/red above thin fillet of black/white rectangles. Main frieze with hook meander red/black with central black square containing 13-petal rosette with red edges & black dots at tips & center. Below, fillet with black/white rectangles & possible step meander. Plaque thickens towards bottom from 2.3 to 4.
  • Bibliography: Mengarelli 1936, p. 79, Pl. XXIX:10 (upside down); Andrén 1940, p. 26, No. II:2a, Pl. 8:24 (upside down); Ö. Wikander 1994, pp. 51-53, no. 10; Winter 2009a, p. 415, 6.A.2.d
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Il luogo e I materiali del tempio di Era a Caere. Author: Mengarelli, R.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 10. Publication Date: 1936. Pages: 67-86
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Step meander/hook meander/step meander
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 19.1
  • Width: 25.2
  • MPD: 4.7
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/3, red 10R 4/4
  • Th. tile backer: 3
  • Thickness tile backer: 3
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