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5652, Orvieto, Vigna Grande

  • Record number: 5652
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Vigna Grande
  • Position: Pediment left corner
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Raking sima with lateral acroterion of sea-monster to left. H plaque 18.5. W sea-monster 35.2, MPH 19.3. H projecting bottom border 4.6 at left corner, 2.5 to right, W 34, but does not continue to right. Projecting bottom border decorated with battlement pattern with red above and black below. On plaque, black, lumpy ground. Sea-monster has red body, with fins painted blue/ red/ brown.
  • Bibliography: NSc 10 (1934), p. 92, fig. 4a-b, corner acroterion; Andrén 1940, p. 187, no. 3
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
  • Type of decoration: Sea monster to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20.8
  • Width: 41.5
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: Red 7.5R 3/8. blue 5B 6/1.
  • Condition: Finished left corner.
  • Thickness plaque: 3.6
  • Thickness including relief: 10.4
  • Th. tile backer: 3.8
  • Soffit decoration type: Black and red meander
  • Thickness tile backer: 3.8
  • Soffit decoration type: Black and red meander
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