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1797, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof

  • Record number: 1797
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof
  • Position: Pedimental right slope apex
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Comparanda: Caere
  • Remarks: Fragment of vertical plaque of raking sima with painted box meander, with bird (swan) in profile to right in box (H 5.1, W 5), reserved with red-brown inner details on black ground. Meander is cross meander with red & black bands (W 1.2/1.3) on cream ground, no incision. Beginning of curve at top indicates cavetto profile, and painted decoration at break along top of fragment suggests alternating cream and black tongues (W ca. 4.5) above black & cream horizontal bands (H 1.4/1.2). At right, finished vertical edge. At left, finished oblique edge indicating placement at right side of pediment apex and slope of 26.5 degrees. Back of plaque painted light brown
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 460, No. I:9; Knoop 1987, p. 240, no. 177, fig. 11 & pl. 77 (10147/SN207); Heldring 1998, fig. 15; Winter 2009a, pp. 406-408, 6.A.1.a, fig. 6.1, Ill. 6.1.1
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Satricum. A town in Latium
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 10147/2 (10147/SN204), 10147/3 (10147/SN251), 10147/4 (10147/--), 10147/5
  • Type of decoration: Painted tongue pattern/painted box meander with bird (swan) in profile to right
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10147/1
  • Height: 14.4
  • Width: 17
  • MPD: 2.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Light brown slip 10YR 7/3. red-brown 2.5YR 3/4
  • Condition: Finished side edges; broken at top & bottom
  • Width strigil: 4.5
  • Decoration main field: Painted box meander with bird in box
  • Thickness plaque: 2.3-2.5
  • Painted decoration only: yes
  • Width strigil: 4.5
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