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951, Rome, S. Omobono 2nd phase temple

  • Record number: 951
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: S. Omobono 2nd phase temple
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroterion base, central
  • Remarks: Moulded elements, from top to bottom: thick element broken at top (MPH 2.6, Th wall 2.6)/thin horizontal ledge (H 0.8, Th wall 5) painted cream on top with black edge & bottom/large torus (H 13.4, Th wall 2.7) with 8 rows of painted scale pattern (W scale 4, including border 4.5) facing downward in oblique rows of red with white outline, red with black outline, black with white outline, red with black outline, red with white outline, white with black outline, black with white outline, red with black outline, red with white outline, white with black outline. At bottom, projecting flat fascia (H 1.8, projecting 2.1 from bottom of torus) that tapers & ends at back corner. Th back wall 2.1, Th floor 2. Inside of back wall has horizontal striations smoothing surface. Inside of curved wall has narrow vertical panel (H 11, W 1.5, MD 5.2) 16.5 from inner corner, below flat inner vertical edge. Alongside support, torus hollowed.
  • Bibliography: Sommella Mura 1977a, pp. 107-112, figs. 35-36; Sommella Mura 1977b, 1-4; Enea nel Lazio 1981, pp. 121-122 C 3; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 119-120 5.1.1 (a-c); Mura Sommella 1993, p. 227, fig. 10; Shoe Meritt & Edlund-Berry 2000, p. 225, pl. LXXVI.2; Winter 2009a, p. 386, 5.E.4, fig. 5.41, Ill. 5.16.2; Winter 2011, pp. 64-65, fig. 5
  • Publication record: Ancora sulla decorazione plastica del tempio arcaico del Foro Boario: statue e acroteri
    Enea nel Lazio: archeologia e mito
    Etruscan and Republican Roman Mouldings. A reissue
    L' "introduzione di Ercole nell'Olimpo" in un gruppo arcaico di terracotta dall'area sacra di S. Omobono
    L'area sacra di S. Omobono: la decorazione architettonica del tempio arcaico
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The evolution of bases for acroteria in Etruria and Latium (640/630-510 B.C.)
  • Associated elements: 15996; Athena statue 16161, 16117, 14194; Herakles statue 14194, 16160, 16163, 16167
  • Type of decoration: Painted scale pattern
  • Current Collection: Antiquarium Comunale: 15853
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 19
  • Width: 47.5
  • MPD: 38
  • Paint: White 10YR 8/3, red 10R 4/8-5/6, black
  • Condition: 7 large joining fragments preserving flat back & curving right side of base
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