Corinth Object: FR 12
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   FR 12
Title:   ARCHAIC RIDGE PALMETTE
Category:   Architecture
Category Code:   FR
Object Number:   12
Description:   Ridge antefix broken above juncture with cover. Flat tapering faces, cut to follow decoration.
Decoration:   Both faces painted in black and red as follows: 2 black bands rise from either lower corner, curve in to center where tied by red crossband, then curl out, ending in large spiral with single loop, red stud in center. In angle between scroll and band below is a small 3-petal palmette extending out horizontally, painted R-B-Re outer edge cut around all three petals. Hanging down from crossbar is large red petal.
Material:   Coarse greenish clay fired buff-yellow at surface, with dense amount of fine to coarser black inclusions.
Munsell Color:   Surface: 2.5YR 7.5/4
Condition:   Fragment. Single fragment, broken above cover and below palmette; preserving complete width.
Dimensions Actual:   W. 0.186, Th. 0.036-0.050
Dimensions Preserved:   H. 0.132
Period:   Archaic (7th-6th c.)
Provenance:   Corinth
Bibliography:   Van Buren, GFR P161 (4) N113; Corinth IV.1 p.62; Cited Winter Archterr
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Winter, Greek Architectural Terracottas: ..., 1994