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5629, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5629
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Roof element: Ridgepole revetment
  • Remarks: Ridgepole revetment of Silen head. No cover tile but has vertical grooves along sides behind shell and hole in bottom preserved on left side. Thick solid. MPW shell 8.3. Th encircling band 2.2. H head with beard 22.6. H bottom border 2.2, D 6. Tied bow at top(!) on shell above head. Shell frame of concave tongues with central groove, inside which 1 scallop/strigil; rounded encircling band. Hair in 2 strands at side of head, hatched with horizontal hatching coiling into volute at bottom. Long tongue-like pappus on beard below lip.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 170, no. I:2, Pl. 63:206; Danner 1993a, p. 103; Stopponi 2003, p. 249
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    I templi e l'architettura templare. Author: Stopponi, S.. Journal and volume number: Orvieto I: Antichità, ed. G.M. Della Fina. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 2003. Pages: 235-273
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 37.5
  • Width: 38.5
  • MPD: 14.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Height head: 22.6
  • Height face: 19

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