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937, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 937
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Decorative plaque with open-work lotus above volutes. White on lotus leaves, band on calyx top, volutes, center of horizontal band & back. Purple-red on lotus central petal, calyx, circles on volute eyes, edges of horizontal band, area between volutes. Black eye center & top edge of calyx, heart between volutes. Small hole in top at break. Flat back with white paint/slip
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, p. 122, 5.1.13; Parisi Presicce 1997, pp. 171-173, fig. 7; Winter 2009a, pp. 209-210, 3.E.5 (mistakenly associated with 1st phase roof); Mura Sommella 2011, pp. 180-182, figs. 11 & 16*
  • Publication record: Eracle e Dionisio nella decorazione figurata del tempio arcaico di S. Omobono: un' ipotesi eterodossa. Author: Parisi Presicce, C.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles II. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 167-177
    La dea col tutulo dal tempio arcaico del Foro Boario. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 177-187
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    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
  • Associated elements: 15812, 15890; acroterion of Dionysos & Ariadne (Mura Sommella)
  • Type of decoration: Lotus above volutes: finial of Dionysos's staff
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 13
  • Width: 10.8
  • MPD: 2.1
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: White 10YR 8/2, purple-red 10R 4/3-4/4, black
  • Condition: Broken at top, & bottom of volute bands & across pendent heart. Finished side edges & edge at bottom left below volute band.
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