Small ivory plaque in the form of a cat with an etruscan inscription

Placchetta d'avorio a forma di felino con iscrizione etrusca
Instrument, tool, product
6th century BC
Material and technique: 
From Rome, Forum Boario – Sacred Area of S. Omobono (1970)
inv. AntCom27876

The hall

Museo del Palazzo dei Conservatori - Area del Tempio di Giove Capitolino

Of this temple have been brought to light the impressive foundations made from blocks of stone that, through the superficial layer clay, rest upon the tufa rock below. Also freed from the modern walls that covered it, restored and suitably highlighted is the so called "Roman Wall", the only part of the podium that has come to posterity in its full height, on top of which is still to be found a considerable layer of cement-like material from ancient roman times. 

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