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5815, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 5815
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Comparanda: Berlin Antiquarium; New York Metropolitan Museum
  • Remarks: Floral revetment plaque. Strigil tops projecting from top fascia. Alternating wide, convex white strigils (W 3.4, H 9.1) and narrow ridged red strigils (W 2.5, H 9.1) protruding/recessed. 2 nail holes, Diam 1.4. Thick roll with diagonal bands separated by ridge. Tall frieze in high relief with crisp-edged upright small lotus flanked by large half-palmette. Across center are tendrils, below which central pendent palmette and flanking pendent half-lotuses. H upper central lotus 16.9, W 24.2. Bottom edge follows line of lotus leaves. Frieze has 6 nail holes. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 59-60, no. IV:11
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
  • Type of decoration: Strigils/roll/ floral
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 61
  • Width: 46.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Diagonal bands on roll red and cream. Orange-red on top fascia, ridge, strigils, above lotus, on lower diamonds, background to horizontal volute tendrils 7.5R 4/6. Brown ground top and bottom parts of frieze 5YR 4/4. Cream. Gold-brown on upper lotus diamonds and part below 7.5YR 5/6.
  • Condition: Completely preserved example except for chips from bottom cutout edge.
  • Height top fascia: 2.2
  • Depth top fascia: 5.5
  • Height strigil: 9.1
  • Width strigil: 3.4/ 2.5
  • Height main field: 48
  • Decoration main field: Floral
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 3.7
  • Height strigil: 9.1
  • Width strigil: 3.4/ 2.5

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