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1539, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, larger temple

  • Record number: 1539
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, larger temple
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Winged feline lies on belly with hindlegs on plinth alongside belly, forepaws slightly raised, with terracotta screens, painted black, below each paw connecting to plinth. Plinth straight on long side with curved round front = ridge tile. Torso hollow (Th wall 1.8-2.8), open along oval through plinth (D 21.6 x W 2.8+), with holes into forelegs. Plinth (Th 2.3) painted black on top. Th wing 1.8. Signs of weathering on tops of legs -- blackened.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 94, No. I:1, Pl. 28:101; Helbig4 III, p. 731, No. 2826; Danner 1993a, p. 100 (longitudinal position along ridgepole); Carlucci 1995, p. 88
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il santuario falisco di Vignale. Nuove acquisizioni. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: ArchCl 47. Publication Date: 1995. Pages: 69-101
  • Type of decoration: Recumbant sphinx
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 24.5
  • Width: 21
  • MPD: 45
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Beige slip 10YR 6/4 on torso, legs & ground of 2nd & 3rd wing panels; black oblique lines along lower right side of torso, outlines of tongue pattern on central wing panel, central line of tongues on 3rd panel, neck, inside of wing; red-purple 5R 4/2 ground of chest & 1st, projecting wing panel, central line on tongues of 2nd panel & outline of tongues on 3rd; brown 5YR 5/4 outline of scale pattern on chest & wing
  • Condition: Missing head, forepaws, tail
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