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6712, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6712
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaques
  • Remarks: Left mutulus plaque with torus crowning moulding and relief marine scene with dolphins. Torus has oblique white/red/ black wavy bands, W ca. 4.5-5.7 above double wavy line in raised relief.Torus open at back. Black ledge with white stripe below. Projecting edge at right. Bottom and side raised edges have equal painted design as columen with winged horse, including outer side edge. Raised side edge W 2.8, D inner 1.6, outer 4.3. Bottom ledge H 2.2, D inner 1.5, outer 5. H torus 9.4, Th plaque 1.2, D 13. MPL 45.7 finished right edge. Projecting wavy ledge 1.2. RL dolphin 34.1, H head 4.9. Diam 4 nail holes 1.3. Torus top edge slants downward to left, H left 39.7, H right 43.7.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1953, p. 56, fig. 31 1st phase; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 203, no. 8
  • Publication record: Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio. Author: Torelli, M. & A.M. Moretti Sgubini. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2008
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario. Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1953. Pages: 29-112
  • Type of decoration: Marine scene with dolphins
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 42
  • Width: 47.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red 2.5YR 4/4. White 10YR 7/3.
  • Height main field: 27.5
  • Decoration main field: marine scene
  • Thickness plaque: 3.4
  • Thickness including relief: 5.5
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