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1309, Rome, Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux

  • Record number: 1309
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum -Temple of Castor & Pollux
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Comparanda: Segni, in Villa Giulia 19136, for superimposed circular element. Pyrgi, Temple A:2: Pyrgi 1970, p. 110, figs. 74-77; Veii Portonaccio: Stefani 1953, p. 63; Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti: Andrén 1940, pp. 106, 114, Pl. 41:135; Rome Velia: di Mino 1982, pl. 16.3
  • Remarks: Fragment from the top of a revetment plaque with squared back corner, preserving on front a cavetto profile with 2 & 1/2 concave tongues with recurved tips, below flat fascia, painted black, and above roll. Strigils painted white with black edges & alternating black/red/black central vertical bands. At right, part of curved element with red edge, superimposed on strigil. Flat back of plaque painted with squat tongue pattern above band with diagonal stripes, over painted pattern. Diagonal cut of right side edge might indicate placement at left slope apex
  • Bibliography: Grønne 1990, pp. 106-107, pp. 1, figs. 1-2; Grønne 1992, p. 158, JJ-001 CV 87-34,4, fig. 125, pl. 37.1, I.1
  • Publication record: Fragments of architectural terracottas from the first temple of Castor and Pollux on the Forum Romanum. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: AnalRom 19. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 105-117
    The architectural terracottas. Author: Grønne, C.. Journal and volume number: The Temple of Castor and Pollux I. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 157-175
  • Associated elements: Cat. nos. 2-38
  • Type of decoration: concave tongues with painted central vertical bands
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 14
  • Width: 14.4
  • MPD: 5.4
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: White, black, red 10R 4/4
  • Condition: Preserves upper edge; other sides broken
  • Height top fascia: 3
  • Depth top fascia: 4.5
  • Height strigil: 9
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height strigil: 9
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave: yes
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