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938, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 938
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Murlo Upper Building: Vescovado 68-165
  • Remarks: 1) Top section of braid with flat finished surface at top, unslipped, with opening narrowing towards bottom, for insertion of element above (15822?). 2 parallel horizontal red bands, raised in relief & painted red-purple, between which a recessed white band, curved at edges. Red bands continue on flat back & white slip over entire surface. Black painted on bottom edge of bottom horizontal band & in depression between coils. Coils thicken towards bottom from 4.8 to 7.9, but plaque thins from 4.2 to 4. Base squared. On bottom, at break, finished surface with opening from back (W 1.5, D 2.7. 2) Lower section has coil with black stripes/dividing lines painted on flat back as if continued from front. Relief coil on front has W of 7.6 at top, 9.2 at bottom
  • Bibliography: La grande Roma 1990, p. 124 5.1.20; Parisi Presicce 1997, pp. 171-173, figs. 1-2, 4-6; Winter 2009a, pp. 209-210, 3.E.5, fig. 3.42 (mistakenly associated with 1st phase roof); Mura Sommella 2011, pp. 180-182, figs. 11 & 16*
  • Publication record: Eracle e Dionisio nella decorazione figurata del tempio arcaico di S. Omobono: un' ipotesi eterodossa. Author: Parisi Presicce, C.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles II. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 167-177
    La dea col tutulo dal tempio arcaico del Foro Boario. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 177-187
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: 15890, 15822; Dionysos and Ariadne acroterion
  • Type of decoration: Cord in relief: Dionysos's staff
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Height: 62.8
  • Width: 10.2
  • MPD: 4.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6 = 15822
  • Paint: White 10YR 8/2, purple-red 10R 4/3-4/4, black
  • Condition: Top 2 of 3 non-joining pieces
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