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7305, Satricum, "Etrusco-Ionian" roof

  • Record number: 7305
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: "Etrusco-Ionian" roof
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues?
  • Remarks: Fragment from acroterion of Herakles and Athena, preserving 4 toes of paw of lion-skin. Oblong scar on back from break.
  • Bibliography: Lulof 1997a, pp. 88-90, fig. 3; Lulof 1997b; Lulof 2000; Lulof 2005; Winter 2009a, pp. 466-467, 6.E.1.a
  • Publication record: Archaic terracotta acroteria representing Athena and Herakles: manifestations of power in central Italy
    Herakles en de tirannen. Archaische terracotta acroteria als propaganda?
    Myths from Greece. The representation of power on the roofs of Satricum
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Una bottega-tettoia ionica a Caere
  • Type of decoration: Lion-skin paw
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: NN 1.250
  • Height: 10.6
  • Width: 6.2-8.5
  • MPD: 9
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Brown-red with black cross-stripes.
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