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7097, Acquarossa, Zone F, Roof F:2

  • Record number: 7097
  • Site: Acquarossa
  • Building or zone: Zone F, Roof F:2
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Remarks: Revetment plaque of Type II A. Complete height. Small portion of flange to right. Bottom, upper, rounded right edges preserved. 4 nail holes preserved, Diam 0.4-0.6, probably bored from underside. Horizontal element at top has curved contour. Back and underside slipped and top of horizontal unslipped. Painted decoration: ca. 2.5 cm below upper edge, horizontal band, W ca 1, in curve towards flange, traces of a vertical band. Main motive: frieze of birds, facing right. 2 birds almost completely preserved. Between the birds, two slightly waving, almost vertical lines. Between the horizontal band and upper edge, slight traces of a possible thin tongue pattern with red strigils outlined in white.
  • Bibliography: CÖ. Wikander 1981, p. 58, figs. 31, 38; Winter 2009a, pp. 89-92, 2.D.1.a
  • Publication record: Acquarossa I.1: The painted architectural terracottas. Catalogue and architectural context. Author: Wikander, C.. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1981
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Birds/tongues(?)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Archeologico
  • Height: 19.8-20
  • Clay: Light brown to brown
  • Paint: Light red-brown slip covered with red to dark red paint. White-on-red decoration
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