Main SiteGandhara ConnectionsVase Corpus (CVA Online)

1754, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof

  • Record number: 1754
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Ficana 37791
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing painted diadem, disk earrings, painted necklace with 3 bullae. Eyes painted only, no relief. Lips sharply curved into Archaic smile. Diadem projects above cover tile in back by 7 cm, and plaque overhangs cover tile below by 8.7 cm. Head hollowed out at back, very roughly finished. Plaque is mounted markedly crooked on cover tile, at 84 degree angle to right side of central axis of cover tile . Top of cover tile painted red
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, pp. 258-259; Knoop 1987, p. 14, No. 1, fig. 10, Pls. 1-2; Winter 2009a, pp. 435-436, 6.C.4.a
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Place of publication: Assen. Publication Date: 1987
    Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: 10195/1, 10195/5, 10194 (4 antefixes), 10195 (3 antefixes), 10196, 10197 (5 antefixes), 10198 & 10199 (2 upper sides), 19200, --/SN 44a, C1, T35/2/658
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief, wearing painted diadem, disk earrings, necklace with 3 bullae
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23.3
  • Width: 18.3
  • MPD: 27.4
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Yellow 10YR 8/3 on front & top of plaque; black 2 rows of hatched pattern on diadem, eyebrows, lids & pupils, ear outlines, X on earring, hair, necklace outline; red 2.5YR 4/6 herringbone pattern on diadem between black bands. Necklace band of alternating red/brown sections with pendants alternating brown/black
  • Outer H cover tile: 10.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 17.3
  • Thickness tile: 1.8
Image Image

Link to this record using the address

Site map Copyright Accessibility Privacy statement Contact us
Gandhara Connections
Gandhara Connections on Facebook
Gandhara Connections on Twitter
Back to top