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5816, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 5816
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques, floral
  • Comparanda: Berlin, Antiquarium TC 6681.16; Philadelphia MS 1806 (Andrén 1940 Pl. 19:62)
  • Remarks: Floral revetment plaque. Flat fascia with red stripe across top with strigil tops projecting. Convex strigils with flat recessed band, W 2.5, between strigils. 2 nail holes, Diam 1.2. Thick roll with oblique painted bands. Diagonal bands on roll separated by ridge. Basic floral frieze design similar to S 1520 but smaller scale and bottom arcs and pendent buds. Above, half-lotus/ palmette with 11 leaves/ lotus/ palmette with 11 leaves/ half-lotus. Below, half pendent palmette/ pendent lotus/ pendent palmette/ pendent lotus/ half pendent palmette. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 59, no. IV:10
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
  • Type of decoration: Flat fascia/ strigils/ roll/ floral
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 62.4
  • Width: 47.3
  • Clay: Light brown
  • Paint: Red stripe across top of flat fascia. Strigils alternating red and black with cream interstices. Diagonal bands on roll black, cream, red, cream. Cream slip. Brick red 10R 4/6: 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th strigil, central diagonal band, ground above lotus and behind horizontal spirals, lotus heart. Blue on palmette heart, hanging buds calyx, lotus calyx 5 BG 5/1. Brown ground behind palmette.
  • Condition: Completely preserved example except for chip from left hanging bud and left top edge.
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Depth top fascia: 6
  • Height strigil: 10.2
  • Width strigil: 3.6
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 48.3
  • Decoration main field: floral
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Height strigil: 10.2
  • Width strigil: 3.6
  • Convex: yes

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