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238, Caere

  • Record number: 238
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: HIN 68 (H.248); Vatican (Andrén 1940 Pl. 20:65); Philadelphia MS 1804, MS 1805
  • Remarks: Face very round & heavy with big mouth (white teeth) & thick lips, animal ears. Shell has 3 palmettes of 7 leaves alternating with 2 lotus flowers in relief, linked by bands forming double volutes below palmettes. Shell deeply curved, back of head hollowed, large heavy rectangular strut attached to cover tile close to head. Cover tile H 13.5, Th. 2.2. On base, step meander with black band & square at top, red at bottom
  • Bibliography: Poulsen 1966, p. 46; Andrén 1940, pp. 56-57, No. IV:5; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 110-111, no. 50
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Christiansen, J. & N.A. Winter. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 2010
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling. Author: Poulsen, V.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1966
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 113-122
  • Associated elements: Female head in floral shell antefix HIN 70 (H.250)
  • Type of decoration: Silen head in floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 48
  • Width: 49.2
  • Clay: 10YR 6/3
  • Height face: 22
  • Distance outer eyes: 11.7
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Height antefix base: 4.5
  • Width antefix base: 24.2
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