Real and fantastic animals abound in the decorative repertoire of Faliscan and Capenate area
impasto pottery of the Orientalizing period. Both, but the latter in particular, often show altered
and bizarre iconographies, accounted for by the particularly open attitude of the local masters to
decorative elements. This openness can be appreciated on reflecting that the iconographies were
developed in other environments, where the cultural premises were different from those affirmed in
the Faliscan and Capenate area. The tendency is very pronounced in Capenate area. The general
repertoire is rich in peculiar figurative expressions that vary from centre to centre.