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FRAGMENTARY FRIEZE SLAB: EGG AND TONGUE MOULDING

Terracotta, moulded

Height: 11cm
Width: 14cm

Museum number: M805

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 456help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A fragment of egg and tongue moulding under a plain fillet and a portion of the back surfacing of the frieze slab.

This decorative motive was extremely popular as the top edging of the architectural terracotta relief slabs, especially of the "Campana" type.1

Group II Sima slabs [not clear which author's grouping this refers to]

1 For a well preserved section, see The British School at Rome, Catalogue of ancient sculptures preserved in the municipal of Rome: The sculptures of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, ed. H.S. Jones, Oxford, 1926, pl. 124, GALL SUP VI, nos. 9 b, c, and 12 d.

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Unrecorded.


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