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7288, Veii, Piazza d'Armi

  • Record number: 7288
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Piazza d'Armi
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Waterspouts
  • Remarks: Feline head waterspout, probably from Veii-Rome-Velletri type lateral sima. Finished edge along open mouth at bottom of flat surface that must represent teeth, below thickened lip. Hollow, smoothly finished inside. W spout opening 6.9
  • Bibliography: Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 56, no. I.b.19; Bartoloni et al. 2006, p. 63, fig. 6.19c; Winter 2009a, p. 343, 5.B.3.b
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Veio: l'abitato di Piazza d'Armi. Le terrecotte architettoniche
  • Type of decoration: Feline-head waterspout
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 137319
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 9.5
  • Width: 11.1
  • MPD: 10.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/6 with gray core
  • Paint: Black surface, perhaps not paint?
  • Condition: Fragment with upper part of head. Broken off at point of attachment from sima, missing both ears, leaving square scars. Nose tip chipped.
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.9
  • Width nose bottom: 3
  • Width mouth: 10
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