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1798, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof

  • Record number: 1798
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Caere
  • Remarks: Fragment of thick vertical plaque of raking sima with painted cross meander with red & black bands on cream ground. Beginning of curve at top indicates cavetto profile, and painted decoration at break along top of fragment suggests tongue pattern
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 460, No. I:9; Knoop 1987, p. 240, no. 178, fig. 11 (10147/SN204); Winter 2009a, pp. 406-408, 6.A.1.a
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 10147/1 (10147/SN207), 10147/3 (10147/SN251), 10147/4 (10147/--), 10147/5
  • Type of decoration: Painted cross meander
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10147/2
  • Height: 15.4
  • Width: 13.4
  • MPD: 2.8
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream, black, red
  • Condition: Broken on all sides
  • Decoration main field: Painted cross meander
  • Thickness plaque: 2.6-2.8
  • Painted decoration only: yes

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