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1606, Lanuvium

  • Record number: 1606
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Remarks: Large relief revetment plaque with flat upper fascia (H 1.4) above cavetto (H 1.8)/relief egg & dart moulding (H 6, D 5.1)/relief floral frieze with 2 pairs of S-scrolls set diagonally, with 2 fluted calyxes issuing transversally with framing tendrils/flat band (H 1.5, D 2.4)/row of pendent circumscribed palmettes (H 12.7, W band 1.5, D 2) with cutout bottom edge. Nail holes (Diam 0.8). Crisp relief. Piece labelled with inv. no. 26942
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 435, No. III:13, Pl. 134:470; Helbig4 III, pp. 744-745, No. 2846 (inv. no. given as 26941); Moretti 1970, p. 241, fig. 166 (upside down)
  • 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
  • Associated elements: Antefixes 26945-46; raking sima with strigils & torus, openwork cresting 26943, revetment plaque 26942
  • Type of decoration: Relief egg & dart/relief floral frieze/circumscribed palmettes
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 74
  • Width: 54.5
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Traces of dark purple ground around palmettes, possible brown on spiral bands
  • Height main field: 50
  • Decoration main field: Relief floral frieze
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 4
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes

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