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685, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 685
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Comparanda: 83. 51-2, 83.42 + 83.87A + 83.103
  • Remarks: Squared top back edge, with strongly recurved, rounded strigil tops painted = colors to strigils (red/white/red/blue/red/white, above projecting fascia (H 29.1) with painted pattern of 2 pairs of volutes above pendent closed lotus (blue calyx) and palmette (10 petals, alternately white/brown with brown heart). Black heart above central volutes. cutout bottom edge. 2 nail holes (Diam 0.8)
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1986b, pp. 15, 19, n. 28, no. 1, Pl. I:b; Cristofani 1990a, p. 278; Cristofani 1992a, p. 49, B 41.1, Pl. V; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, p. 126 II.A.2.3, Pl. VII top; Winter 2009a, p. 463, 6.D.5, Ill. 6.16.2
  • Publication record: Caere 3.1. Lo scarico arcaico della Vigna Parrocchiale
    Nuove terrecotte decorative da Cerveteri
    Nuovi dati per la storia urbana di Caere
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
  • Associated elements: Antefixes Type II & raking sima Type I B 15
  • Type of decoration: Concave tongues/painted volutes, pendent palmette & lotus buds
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 83.112-2
  • Mouldmade: yes/no
  • Height: 36
  • Width: 54
  • Condition: Restored from many fragments; preserves left edge & full height
  • Width strigil: 3.9
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Decoration main field: Painted floral design
  • Thickness plaque: 1.9
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Width strigil: 3.9
  • Concave: yes
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