By Patricia S. Lulof, Carlo Rescigno
In old Italy, temples have been embellished with full-figure architectural terracotta photos corresponding to acroteria, statuary teams and excessive reliefs. those terracottas normally exhibit advanced scenes of gods and heroes, mythical battles and legendary animals, in addition to huge volutes and palmettes. The fourth version of the Deliciae Fictiles meetings excited about this particular type of usually hand-crafted terracotta roof ornament from Etruria and important Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily. the amount comprises sixty contributions, publishing new fabric, new findings and plenty of new reconstructions of this hugely infrequent fabric from everywhere Italy from the Archaic interval into the Hellenistic occasions. an enormous bibliography and over 700 illustrations, lots of which in color, offer reference fabric for students and scholars of archaeology, historic structure and process, paintings heritage and iconography.
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19 See Östenberg 1975; Vidén 1986. 20 Staccioli 1968, 63-64, pls. 63-64; Greco 1990a, 98, fig. 144. The plan of this model is that of a house, whereas a model from Vulci (votive deposit at Porta Nord) represents a portico with columns along the open long side, Staccioli 1968, 26-27, pl. 16. 21 Sgubini Moretti 1986, 137-144; Sgubini Moretti 1991, 14-24. 22 Gaultier 1993, 183-191 (Louvre Inv. Cp 5161 and Cp 5158). 23 Winter 2009a, 231-234 (Roof 4-6). 24 Winter 2009a, 234, Ill. Roof 4-6. Winter does not specify whether she identifies the seated statue as male or female.
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This new decorative system became very popular in Latium Vetus, although it may have originated in Southern Etruria6. The Classical phase in the style of images used to decorate splendid and unique roofs in Falerii and Orvieto, for instance, represents a very interesting phase in Italic roof decoration that can be seen as the transition between the Second and so-called Third Phase7. This shift in typologies and styles is an important point of interest, the chronology of which has not yet been thoroughly understood.