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875, Rome, Esquiline

  • Record number: 875
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Esquiline
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Tiles, ridge
  • Comparanda: Gjerstad 1960, p. 144, Fig. 94.2
  • Remarks: Large semicylindrical ridge tile with recessed flange (Th 2, beginning 12.4 above tile bottom edge) with beveled underside, at one end. On either long side, 2 projecting, semicylindrical cover elements (H 29.6, W 28, D 17.1, 21.2 apart & 10.5 from flanged end, 11 from unflanged end), with surrounding concave band (W 3.5) at point of joint with ridge tile, and 2 raised ridges (outermost H 5, W 2, painted red-brown, innermost H 1.9, W 1.2) at outer end for locking into cover tiles of slope. In lower edges of tile, inside the cover elements, square openings (H 8.5, W 7.5) to receive raised side edges of pan tiles; heavy scoring above with sharp instrument. Handpainted oblique, crossing black bands (W 6-7) forming lozenge pattern on top surface.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 347, No. II:4, Pl. A:1; Helbig4 II, pp. 602-603, no. 1837; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 254-255, 10.1.5; Winter et al. 2009, Table 3; Mura Sommella 2010a, pp. 94-95, figs. 15-20
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Esquilino e Campidoglio: elementi della decorazione architettonica nella Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: AnnFaina 17. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 87-112
    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
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome. Author: Winter, N.A., I. Iliopoulos, A.J. Ammerman. Journal and volume number: JRA 22. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Painted lozenge pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Height: 29.2
  • Width: 124.5
  • MPD: 74
  • Paint: Black bands forming lozenge pattern
  • Condition: Complete
  • Height ridge tile: 30
  • Width ridge tile: 54
  • Depth flange: 4.6
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