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995, Rome, S. Omobono 1st phase temple

  • Record number: 995
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 1st phase temple
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Pedimental sculpture
  • Comparanda: Corfu Temple of Artemis pediment; Syracuse terracotta pediment
  • Remarks: Large restored section of hindquarters of right-hand feline facing left. 6 nail holes. Considerable modelling though haunches fairly flat. Finished edges on all sides except across stomach at left of piece. Back hollowed, Th wall top 1.6. H haunch 35.5, H recessed section below haunch 3.2, D top 2.8, bottom 3.1.
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 83-86, figs. 12-13; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 118-119 C1; La grande Roma 1990, p. 123 5.1.16; Mertens Horn 1995; Mura Sommella 2000, p. 13-14, figs. 1-3; Winter 2009a, pp. 191-192, 3.D.8, fig. 3.23, fig. 8.1
  • Publication record: "La grande Roma dei Tarquini". Alterne vicende di una felice intuizione
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 16101, 16115, 16116
  • Type of decoration: Heraldic feline facing left
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 16116
  • Height: 56
  • Width: 69
  • MPD: 8.5
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4?
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