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1047, Rome, Forum Romanum

  • Record number: 1047
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Tiles, eaves
  • Remarks: Tile top flat & unpainted, with hanging curtain (geison drip) made in one piece with tile. Decorated front taenia: flat projecting border (H 2.5) with painted herringbone, above recessed fascia (H 6.7) with painted meander. Soffit has profile of cavetto with painted tongue behind flat horizontal ledge (D 1.8) with painted rectangles, set behind bottom of taenia edge which is painted with diagonal bands
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 334, No. I:11, Pl. 106:378 (taenia) & 379 (soffit); Gjerstad 1960, p. 261, fig. 160.1 (taenia) & 2 (soffit); Gjerstad 1966, p. 470, fig. 139. 1 (taenia) & 2 (soffit)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
  • Type of decoration: Painted herringbone/hook meander/oblique stripes/rectangles/tongue pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Height: 9.7
  • Width: 34
  • MPD: 10.7
  • Paint: Red, white, black
  • Condition: Fragment of front edge
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