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273, Veii(?)

  • Record number: 273
  • Site: Veii(?)
  • Position: Pediment left corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Veii, Portonaccio temple
  • Remarks: Ram's head finial on raking sima left corner. right eye reworked. On head's left side, raking sima behind head has vertical plaque above large torus. Behind head, on vertical plaque is a penetrating nail hole. No paint preserved on sima but on soffit is painted red band near sima front edge, 2 sets of concentric red circles with black outline, and, on underside of head, black band forming corner alongside one set of concentric circles.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 47, No. III:2,, Pl. 15:48 (prov. given as Cerveteri); Danner 1993a, p. 102; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 42-43, no. 8
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Type of decoration: Ram's head
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 28 (H.173)
  • Height: 15.3
  • Width: 15.9
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip? black & red on underside of head
  • Condition: Missing top of sima and much of tile backer
  • Height main field: 6+
  • Thickness plaque: 3.7
  • Th. tile backer: 2.3
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.3
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