Cornice with a gutter (sima) and channelout in the form of a lion’s head
Sandstone. 510 BCE. Paestum, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Cornice with a gutter (sima) and channelout in the form of a lion’s head.

Sandstone. 510 BCE.

Paestum, National Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Paestum)

Origin:
From the sanctuary of Hera Argiva at the mouth of the Sele.
Description:
Italiano Tempio di Hera (510 a.C.)
Heraion del Sele

Resti della cornice in arenaria che correva sopra il fregio dorico sui lati lunghi del tempio. E’ caratterizzato da modanature decorate da un duplice motivo a ovoli e fiori stilizzato; sopra queste modanature si innalza la sima ricurva con le possenti grondaie a testa di leone.

Credits:
© 2012. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Text: museum label.
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