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1474, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1474
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Handmade, high relief plaque with figure of Nereid on sea-horse, moving to right. 6 nail holes (+ 1 scar) Diam 0.9. Horse neck hollow, torso & legs attached to plaque by screen of clay. Plaque above figures painted black. Layer of purified clay on surface of figures (Th up to 0.5). Vertical scar from arm & hand of Nereid on tail top & lump of clay on top of plaque (support for tail?)
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 119, No. III:1, Pl. 45:147; Helbig4 III, p. 725, No. 2818
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Type of decoration: Nereid on sea-horse moving to right
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 24.8
  • Width: 39
  • MPD: 13.3
  • Clay: 5YR 7/4-6/4
  • Paint: Purified clay 10YR 6/3, red 2.5YR 5/6 horse chest & bottom of fish tail, black band along bottom of sea-horse
  • Condition: Finished top, bottom & right edges
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 13.3
  • Mouldmade decoration: no

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