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5646, Orvieto, Garden of Church of S. Francesco(?)

  • Record number: 5646
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Garden of Church of S. Francesco(?)
  • Roof element: Tiles, eaves
  • Remarks: Corner eaves tile. Tile top painted with black, cream, red squares. Soffit decoration: Addorsed palmettes and S-spirals running obliquely across tile; in corner reclining Triton and dolphin. On taenia alternating wide black band (W 3.8), thinner brown band (W 2) and red band (W 2.4). On top, scar of raised side edge beginning 5.8 from front edge and 2.4 from side edge. Front and side edges not at right angle.
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 196, no. I:5, Pl. 74:251; Stopponi 2003, p. 244, fig. 6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    I templi e l'architettura templare
  • Type of decoration: Floral/Triton
  • Current Collection: Museo Civico: 1359
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 4
  • Width: 39.6
  • MPD: 24.2
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Brown surface 7.5YR 6/4. red-brown 7.5R 4/4. black dolphin, hair, eyes.
  • Thickness tile: 4
  • Width raised side edge: 6
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