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1867, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1867
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: TC 6681.4 (5.1-2, 6, 7, 8); Cerveteri 83.51, 83.97, 83.113-4, 83.117, 84.77, 83.145; Copenhagen NCG HIN 482, HIN 726; New York 96.18.155 (GR 1032); Paris Louvre S. 1089, S. 1091; Philadelphia MS 1815; Rome "La Sapienza" SAEM 25214; Rome MNR 380159, 380161, 380160; Rome Antiquarium forense R64.300, R64.250, R65.67
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with smooth section of hair, with edge rising at center, across top of forehead, and falling in single rounded strand alongside head below ears. U-shaped face with wide, low eyes (painted only), short nose, wide mouth. Wears necklace & dot earrings on ears with painted articulation. Back of head hollowed. Cover tile attached to top of plaque, top painted with black stripe & wide red-brown band (W 15.6) beginning 16.1 from front. Plaque overhangs cover tile at bottom by 3. Underside of tile rough
  • Bibliography: AZ 28 (1870) 123, No. 4; Andrén 1940, pp. 20-21, No. I:4a, Pl. 6:13; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 156, B 6.1.2; Winter 2009a, pp. 425-426, 6.C.1.a, fig. 6.9, Ill. 6.7.1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    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
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing dot earrings & painted necklace
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.2
  • Width: 14.3
  • MPD: 37
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin & cover tile top 10YR 8/3. Red-brown 2.5YR 4/4 ear outlines & dot earrings, outline of nostrils, lips, bead on necklace. Black hair, eyes, alternate beads on necklace, stripe on cover tile top. White waves on hair. Red-brown 5YR 4/3 band on cover tile
  • Condition: Complete plaque & part of cover tile preserved
  • Height head: 13.2
  • Height face: 11.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 8
  • Width nose bottom: 2.6
  • Width mouth: 3
  • Inner H cover tile: 8.3
  • Outer H cover tile: 10.1
  • Inner W cover tile: 15.3
  • Outer W cover tile: 19.2
  • Thickness tile: 2-2.3
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