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5624, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5624
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Columen plaque of horses. 3 nail holes, lower 2 not penetrating, Diam 1.9. Solid, handmade. Probably columen end covering. W side border 3.2, D inner 1.1, outer 3.7. H bottom border 2.5, D upper 4.1, lower 6.6. Th plaque 3. Below horses, painted scroll pattern.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 170, no. I:1, Pl. 63:203; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 83, B1; Colonna 2000; Stopponi 2003, p. 249
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    I templi e l'architettura templare. Author: Stopponi, S.. Journal and volume number: Orvieto I: Antichità, ed. G.M. Della Fina. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 2003. Pages: 235-273
    Il santuario di Pyrgi dalle origini mitistoriche agli altorilievi frontonali dei Sette e di Leucotea. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: ScAnt 10. Publication Date: 2000. Pages: 251-336
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Associated elements: Antefix 2030, eaves tile 2088
  • Type of decoration: Horse forelegs to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 40
  • Width: 33
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: Black plaque. Red horse forequarters. 2nd horse with red hoof, white leg with black around scar. Below 2nd horse, at right of plaque painted white scroll pattern. Lily on red stalk with red center. White scrolls. On borders, outer/lower red band and boxes, upper/inner black. Red 7.5R 4/6 painted over cream. Cream 10YR 8/3.
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