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534, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 534
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroterion bases
  • Remarks: Large fragment of possible acroterion base with flat plaque, and 2 cutout openings for the insertion of cover tiles from the slopes, inward-curving finished edges with red bands along edges. In between, thin red band on which is tree with 2 large red berry clusters or nuts. Above, large pendent palmette with central black petal. Painted on one side only
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1992a, p. 32, Pl. II, B 6.1; Winter 2009a, p. 478, 6.E.4.a; Winter 2011, p. 63
  • Publication record: Caere 3.1. Lo scarico arcaico della Vigna Parrocchiale
    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.)
  • Type of decoration: Tree/palmette
  • Current Collection: C.N.R. storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis: 83.88 + 83.88
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 22.5
  • Width: 24
  • MPD: 3
  • Clay: 5YR 6/8
  • Paint: Cream, red 10R 4/4, black
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