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1578, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, smaller temple

  • Record number: 1578
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, smaller temple
  • Position: Pediment floor
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti, No. II:5 (12502) & Lo Scasato No. III:3 (2722)
  • Remarks: Antefix of Silen head wearing lion-skin, with paws tied below chin, surrounded by strigil shell frame. Slight hollow behind head & traces of strut at top, cover tile at bottom, with point punctures for attaching cover tile to plaque. Worn mould, muted details, poorly & crudely painted.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 102, No. II:4, Pl. 34:118; Helbig4 III, pp. 736-737, No. 2835; Carlucci 1995, p. 96, fig. 18.b (partial redecoration of 2nd phase)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il santuario falisco di Vignale. Nuove acquisizioni. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: ArchCl 47. Publication Date: 1995. Pages: 69-101
  • Associated elements: 7210, 7222; female head antefixes 7203, 7220, 7221, 7223
  • Type of decoration: Silen head wearing lion-skin
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20.2
  • Width: 14.8
  • MPD: 6.7
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: White slip 10YR 8/2 lion's teeth, volute, eyes, base; red 7.5R 3/6 skin, ground behind volute, square on top center of base; black beard; blue-black 7.5R N4/ lion head & paw; purple-red 5R 3/4 edge of lion head
  • Condition: Missing most of shell and lower right corner
  • Height face: 13.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.1
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 2.6
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