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7308, Caere

  • Record number: 7308
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Double torus
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 2026X, TC 2028X
  • Remarks: Double torus decorated with painted scale pattern. 4 lengthwise channels, not penetrating. Upper torus, H 9, Th outer wall 3, D 1st channel 4.5, Th inner wall 2, D 2nd channel 5.7, Th back wall 1.8. Lower torus, H 8.5, Th outer wall 2.8, D 1st channel 5.4, Th inner wall 2, D 2nd channel 7, Th back wall 1.8. D projecting part of toruses 7.3, D back section 8.5. Between toruses, nail holes. Design incised before painting: horizontal lines and compass-drawn circles. Upper scale pattern upright, lower pendent. W scale ca. 3, H 3.2 without outline.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 176, B 625; Andrén 1940, p. 30, no. II:9a, Pl. H:1; Winter 2009a, pp. 294-295, 4.D.10.b, Ill. 4.13.2
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Double torus with scale pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.5
  • Width: 28
  • MPD: 14.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5.6
  • Paint: Black outlines around red and cream scales. Diagonal rows of cream, purple-red, brown scales. Cream slip 10YR 7/4. Red-purple: upper band and scales 5R 4/3. Gold-brown scales 7.5YR 5/6. Red-purple around gold-brown scales.
  • Th. tile backer: 2.3
  • Soffit decoration type: Scales to right, red band, W 1 cm, then cream and possibly 2nd red band. At back, beginning of broken tile backer.
  • Thickness tile backer: 2.3
  • Soffit decoration type: Scales to right, red band, W 1 cm, then cream and possibly 2nd red band. At back, beginning of broken tile backer.
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