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2668, Orvieto

  • Record number: 2668
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Position: Pediment right corner
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Other examples in Orvieto Museum and Florence.
  • Remarks: Thick flat plaque of raking sima (H 18, Th plaque 4.5) superimposed with curving tail of sea-horse in very high relief (H relief 4), apparently a lateral acroterion. Finished right edge painted red with square element attached at mid-height (mid-foreleg). Ground behind figure painted black or pink-brown. Black lines on figure and red dots; edges and fins painted red. H scar for left foreleg 4.1, W 3. Scar of right foreleg H 5, W 2.5 with oval outer contour. Fins projected above plaque, and also head. Missing tail.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 192, no. I:4; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 305, D4.1.14; Gens Budapest 1989, p. 107, no. 3.18; Kästner 1997, p. 103, figs. 5b, 6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Budapest e Cracovia. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1989
    Ornamentik und figürliche Verzierungen an den Endstücken etruskischer Giebelsimen. Author: Kästner, V.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles II. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 95-106
  • Type of decoration: Hippocamp to right
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.2
  • Width: 26.5
  • MPD: 8.4
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/2
  • Paint: Red 10R 4/6. Black. Light brown surface of fish body 10YR 7/3. Black swirls on body and background.
  • Condition: 1 fragment; broken through left side of plaque.
  • Height main field: 18
  • Decoration main field: Relief of hippocamp
  • Thickness plaque: 4.4
  • Thickness including relief: 8
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
  • Th. tile backer: 6
  • Soffit decoration type: wavy band
  • Thickness tile backer: 6
  • Soffit decoration type: wavy band
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