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3865, Tarquinia, Ara della Regina I

  • Record number: 3865
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Ara della Regina I
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Comparanda: Clay and technique equal horses from columen plaque 2726 and should date the same (Cataldi 1993)
  • Remarks: Right mutulus of lower part of female figure with long dress painted with star-flowers of 4 petals and bordered with wolves' teeth. Mounted on plaque, Th 1.5. Handmade, hollow, with many finger impressions. At left side thick red drapery and flaring hem. Thick surface layer of purified clay (1-2 cm thick); on top white-brown slip. Th wall 2.2-3.2. Terracotta strut between plaque and bottom center of drapery. Finished edge along right side. More pieces added to left side. Back of plaque imbedded with sand.
  • Bibliography: Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 73-74, 4.4.A.2; Bagnasco Gianni 2009, pp. 104-106; Bagnasco Gianni 2011, p. 224
  • Publication record: I cavalli alati di Tarquinia. Una proposta di lettura. Author: Bagnasco Gianni, G.. Journal and volume number: L'Ara della Regina di Tarquinia: aree sacre. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2009. Pages: 93-139
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    The winged horses on the Ara della Regina Temple at Tarquinia. Author: Bagnasco Gianni, F.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 222-225
  • Associated elements: 4968, 3268(2), 3268, 4955, 28, 174, 177, 2733, 2740, 2726, 2744, 1474
  • Type of decoration: Draped female
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 37
  • Width: 30
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3 (surface layer 10YR 7/4)
  • Paint: Clay reddish-brown 10YR 7/4. Red-purple star-flower petals and wolves' teeth 5R 4/4. Gold-brown star centers 2.5YR 4/6.
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