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1719, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo

  • Record number: 1719
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary - Temple of Apollo
  • Position: Pediment right corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Soffit decoration similar to Stefani 1953, Fig. 24.f
  • Remarks: Fragment of roof corner piece with corner acroterion in form of ram's head (H 11.5, MPW 19, D 14.5), in round, in relief, mounted at end of torus of raking sima painted with scale pattern and at end of eaves tile with painted black squares on taenia ( H torus 10, Diam hole 5; H taenia 2.4; H ram's head 12.6, W 15; H horns 11.1). Head mounted at 45 degree angle to both front & side of roof, projecting forward. Above head, openwork volute (Th 3.1, MPH 10.2), with 2 small holes at bottom, one (Diam 0.4) penetrating tile. Head hollow, handmade. Eaves tile preserves rectangular slot (W 5, RD 0.8) for hanging curtain 3.5 from eaves edge. Soffit decorated with rhomboid checkerboard in black, white, red between 2 thin red bands. Raking sima painted also on back, with rounded back of torus carrying painted brown outline of volute below inner openwork one.
  • Bibliography: Stefani 1953, p. 62, fig. 40.2-3; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, pp. 103-104, 5.1.C.3; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, pp. 63-64, I.F.3.4, Pl. II; Carlucci 2007, p. 35, pl. XIII.a; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 203, no. 11; Carlucci 2011, figs. 2b*, 4
  • Publication record: Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio. Author: Torelli, M. & A.M. Moretti Sgubini. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2008
    Gli apparati decorativi tardoarcaici del tempio di Portonaccio a Veio. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 71. Publication Date: 2007. Pages: 33-46
    Il repertorio figurativo del ciclo acroteriale del tempio dell'Apollo a Veio-Portonaccio. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 115-127
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2001
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario. Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1953. Pages: 29-112
  • Associated elements: Raking simas VP 562, VP 563, rider acroterion 2922, 2513, 2514
  • Type of decoration: Ram's head in round, painted scale pattern, openwork volute
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 23.3
  • Width: 40
  • MPD: 45
  • Clay: 5YR 5/3 (uncleaned)
  • Paint: Black on volutes and horns, and squares on taenia
  • Condition: 15 joining fragments. Broken from raking sima; missing snout
  • Soffit decoration type: 7 painted rows of diagonal checkerboard behind which band D 4.5, red stripe D .7. D row 2.2, W checkerboard 3.3, TD pattern 22.5.
  • Soffit decoration type: 7 painted rows of diagonal checkerboard behind which band D 4.5, red stripe D .7. D row 2.2, W checkerboard 3.3, TD pattern 22.5.
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