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1519, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Lo Scasato

  • Record number: 1519
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Lo Scasato
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, floral
  • Remarks: Openwork floral acroterion with central 9-leaf palmette in relief, with alternating shorter round leaves & longer, pointed leaves, radiating from deeply projecting heart (H 11.7, MPW 12.5), above double volute (RH 35.2) & surrounded by wide concave band (W 3) with pointed projections beyond tips of leaves. Handmade berry cluster at base of palmette heart with tendrils below. Several nail holes in bottom third: therefore plaque part with double volutes was attached to ridge beam, with openwork area above. Nail hole at bottom break. Back flat, painted = to front in red with long black stripes for leaves
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 136-137, No. III:1, Pl. 52:168; Helbig4 III, pp.712-714, No. 2803; Rasenna, fig. 382; Comella 1993c, pp. 73-76, C1, pls. 12.a, 27.a
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Le terrecotte architettoniche del santuario dello Scasato à Falerii (scavi 1886-1887)
    Rasenna. Storia e civiltà degli Etruschi
  • Type of decoration: Openwork palmette
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 3771
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 128
  • Width: 65.5
  • MPD: 3.5
  • Clay: Light brown
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 6/4 edge on plaque front (W 2-2.8), with black band inside. Red 7.5R 4/4 side edges, palmette leaves, ground beside lancelote leaves, ground beside volutes on lower plaque
  • Condition: Bottom edge broken
  • Height palmette: 52.4
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