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849, Rome, Esquiline

  • Record number: 849
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Esquiline
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Part of front chest and left shoulder of wounded figure in cuirass with flaps over chiton painted black with dot border. Cuirass left flap with painted star, meander at waist. Extended left arm held shield (MPW 17.5) with rounded central disc, convex, with flat rim (W 4, Th edge 1.1), decorated on interior (dark red with curved band W 1.2 with 3 rows of black & cream checkerboard) & exterior (star episema). Figure was lying on ground, on right side, with right arm thrown back, as indicated by break line at right side of chest & line of blood, plus folds of chiton at right shoulder & loop of flap tie. Black line along break at ground line. White skin = female figure. Hollow, handmade, with thick, lumpy interior. Th wall 2.1-3.2
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 344, No. I:2, Pl. 107:382; Gjerstad 1966, pp. 456-457, fig. 128; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 152-154, C69; La grande Roma 1990, p. 144 6.8, Pl. XIV; Di Mino 1982, Pl. 15.1; Lulof 2007a
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1981
    L'Amazzone dell'Esquilino. Una nuova ricostruzione. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: BullCom 108. Publication Date: 2007. Pages: 1-25
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Note sulla decorazione coroplastica a Roma dal VI al IV secolo a.C.. Author: Di Mino, M.R.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 65-76
  • Associated elements: 3378 fragment of right shin in greave
  • Type of decoration: Wounded Amazon
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 23
  • Width: 37
  • MPD: 12.4
  • Clay: 5YR 7/6
  • Paint: Surface layer of well-levigated buff clay 2.5Y 6/4, dark red 5R 3/4-7.5R 3/4, brown-red blood 10R 3/4-4/6
  • Condition: Restored from 2 fragments. Partially preserves upper torso
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