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53, Cisterna di Latina, Caprifico

  • Record number: 53
  • Site: Cisterna di Latina
  • Building or zone: Caprifico
  • Position: Pediment left apex
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Fragment of relief figured frieze of Brown's Type B: Right edge with 3 horse heads facing right, part of griffin finial .Missing walking figure in front of horses, found on other examples from this mould, and oblique cut of edge indicate this is an apex piece from the upper left slope of the pediment. Crisp impression. On long-term loan from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford; given by N. Koutoulakis.
  • Bibliography: Brown 1973-1974, pp. 62-63, Type B; Winter 2009a, pp. 368-369, 5.D.3.b; Lulof in Palombi 2010, p. 36, C16, fig. 117
  • Publication record: Etrusco-Italic architectural terracottas in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
    Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia (Cisterna di Latina): I materiali e il contesto
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: Raking simas, lateral simas, antefixes, acroteria
  • Type of decoration: Chariot procession to right
  • Current Collection: Museo della Città e del Territorio: 1973.279
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 10
  • Width: 11.8
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Condition: Fragment of right edge
  • Decoration main field: Relief figured frieze
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
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