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4041, Campania

  • Record number: 4041
  • Site: Campania
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with shell frame. Slightly concave shell of convex tongues with raised borders. H bottommost tongue 6.6, W 3.1, + border 4.9. H central tongue 8.2, W 4.1, + border 5.1. Th 3.6. H convex moulding 1.5. H recessed flat band 1.2. Diam volute eye 2. H rounded moulding below head 1.3. Tall, curved cover tile. Back smooth and slightly curved. Bought from P. Arndt.
  • Bibliography: Winter 1986, p. 183, fig. 3; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 233, C2.11
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Etruscans at Capua: Reflections of history in artistic production. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Italian Iron Age artefacts in the British Museum. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 179-184
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Szépmüveszeti Muzeum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream slip on surface 10YR 7/3. Purple-red: outline of alternating tongues, wide diagonal bands on rounded moulding, earrings, lips, necklace, chiton top edge (wide band) and stripe below, outlining bands of recessed flat band and 2 horizontal stripes near volute, volute outline, alternating wide bands on lower round moulding, floral band on base 7.5R 3/4. Black: alternating (2nd, 4th, etc.) outline of tongues, diagonal bands on round moulding, hair, eyelids, volute eye, wide bands on lower round moulding, calyxes of lotuses.
  • Condition: Complete except for cover tile. Restored from 2 pieces.
  • Height head: 13.3
  • Height face: 10.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.3
  • Width mouth: 3.3
  • Height antefix base: 6.8
  • Width antefix base: 21.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 17.4
  • Outer W cover tile: 18.5
  • Thickness tile: 2.6

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