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3785, Tarquinia

  • Record number: 3785
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 2 other examples without provenance: Munich (Andrén 1940, no. I:15) no shell, Geneva (Andrén 1940, no I:14, P. 157:531) with shell frame of bow-volutes (ID 4839)
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with apparently no shell. Back of head hollow (H 5.8, W 4.3) on otherwise flat plaque. Scar of cover tile with deep overhang, 5.1. Diadem has painted band with vertical lines on front, solid red band across top ending in volutes and behind white and red XXXXs. H base: top projecting fillet 0.7, recessed fascia 1.1. H diadem 1.8.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 215, no. I:4; Cataldi 1993, p. 218, fig. 44; Ciaghi 1999, p. 13; Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 88, no. I.e.38
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Le terrecotte. Author: Ciaghi, S.. Journal and volume number: Tarchna. Scavi e ricerche a Tarquinia 2. Publication Date: 1999. Pages: 1-41
    Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 2004
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia. Author: Cataldi, M.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 207-220
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.5
  • Width: 13.1
  • MPD: 6.6
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: Cream slip on front. Edge of plaque painted red.
  • Height head: 9
  • Height face: 5.9
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.5
  • Width nose bottom: 1.7
  • Width mouth: 1.8
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