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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: AndrĂ©n 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
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    L'Amazzone dell'Esquilino. Una nuova ricostruzione
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Note sulla decorazione coroplastica a Roma dal VI al IV secolo a.C.
  • Associated elements: 3378 fragment of right shin in greave
  • Type of decoration: Wounded Amazon
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 3363
  • 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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