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2063, Velletri, Temple "delle Stimmate"

  • Record number: 2063
  • Site: Velletri
  • Building or zone: Temple "delle Stimmate"
  • Roof element: Lateral simas
  • Remarks: Lateral sima with feline-head waterspout. Upper flat fascia/concave tongues/flat fascia with spout with mouldmade head top, hollowed and attached to vertical plaque with cut rounded opening for water. Finished curved left edge is opening for antefix 13.2 cm from spout. 2nd example that was more complete, published in Mancini 1915, was destroyed in WW II.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 414-415, no. I:13, Pl. D:1,2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 204, 8.6.23; Ö. Wikander 1994, p. 58, no. 58; Winter et al. 2009, Table 3; Winter 2009a, pp. 339-340, 5.B.2.a, Ill. 5.5
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    New light on the production of decorated roofs of the 6th c. B.C. at sites in and around Rome
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Archaic Etruscan sima
  • Associated elements: Antefix with female head Andrén 1940, no. I:9
  • Type of decoration: Feline head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale: 21593
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16.8
  • Width: 29.2
  • MPD: 118
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Red-brown 10R 4/4 on spout, nearest strigil, fascias (top and bottom), traces of white on top fascia and bottom fascia.
  • Height top fascia: 1.9
  • Depth top fascia: 5.1-5.2
  • Height strigil: 8
  • Width strigil: 3.1
  • Height central fascia: 6.5+
  • Thickness plaque: 2.4
  • H feline spout: 16
  • W feline spout: 11.8
  • Height strigil: 8
  • Width strigil: 3.1
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