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2630, Caere

  • Record number: 2630
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: For starflower c.f. Hannestad 1974, no. 39, Pl 27
  • Remarks: Central and lower part of vertical plaque of raking sima with cavetto profile with painted tongue pattern above double cross meander. Painted tongues alternating red/black/red/black/red/black/red with white border edged in black, above horizontal black/white stripes (H 0.6 each). Main frieze with painted double cross meander with 2 levels of boxes with painted birds, white outlined in black (H box 4.1). Bottom border of 2 horizontal white/red stripes (H 0.9 each). On soffit, red bands (D 1) flanking central white band (D 5.8) with alternating half wheel/star-flower/wheel/star-flower. Diam wheel 6.3 with alternating red/white/black segments. Star-flower with 4 diagonal pointed leaves in black on white, alternating with red stalks with 2 sets of curved petals. Finished left edge with flange recessed 3.5 from front.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 27, no. II:3b, fig. 19d; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 51, no.11; Winter 2009a, p. 409, 6.A.1.d, Ill. 6.1.4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    The Archaic Etruscan sima. Author: Wikander, Ö.. Journal and volume number: Murlo and the Etruscans, ed. R. De Puma & J. Small. Place of publication: Madison, WI. Publication Date: 1994. Pages: 47-63
  • Type of decoration: Painted tongues/horizontal stripes/double cross meander with birds/wheel pattern/star-flowers
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21.4
  • Width: 43.2
  • MPD: ca. 9
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/3. Red 10R 4/4 turning to brown 5YR 5/4. black.
  • Condition: Single piece
  • Width strigil: 3.7
  • Height lower roll: 1
  • Decoration lower roll: white/red stripes
  • Height main field: 13
  • Decoration main field: Painted swastika meander + swans
  • Thickness plaque: 2.7-5.5
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Th. tile backer: 3-8.5
  • D soffit decoration: 7.2
  • Soffit decoration type: Wheels + starflowers
  • Width strigil: 3.7
  • Depth flange: 4
  • Thickness tile backer: 3-8.5
  • Depth soffit decoration: 7.2
  • Soffit decoration type: Wheels + starflowers
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