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6086, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 6086
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Position: Pediment corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, lateral
  • Comparanda: 10237
  • Remarks: Fragment of lateral acroterion of sphinx. Right wing tip, 3 fragments. Similar in scale and shape to 10237, but different paint. Largest piece (measurements given above) preserves 4 feathers, W feathers 2.8. Whereas 10237 is flat, this piece curves forward at tips.
  • Type of decoration: Sphinx wing tip
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Height: 12.5
  • Width: 13
  • MPD: 2.2
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Cream slip front and back 10YR 7/3 (on back 10YR 8/2). Red 10R 4/6. Cream feathers alternately painted with black outline and red central band.

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