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1364, Ficana

  • Record number: 1364
  • Site: Ficana
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves part of female head antefix with tall diadem (H 3.5) painted with wreath of leaves facing towards central berry/knob, above thick waves of hair across high forehead, almond-shaped eyes, short nose, smiling lips and heavy chin. Plaque flat, with back of face hollowed, with opening below cover tile.
  • Bibliography: Ficana 1981, pp. 89 & 95, pl. 29:50c; Riis 1981, p. 33, no. 8F; Colonna 1985, p. 16; Knoop 1987, p. 41, fig. 24; Winter 2009a, pp. 436-437, 6.C.4.a, fig. 6.16
  • 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
    Etruscan types of heads. Author: Riis, P.J.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1981
    Ficana: una pietra miliare nella strada per Roma. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1981
    Satricum: appunti sulla storia degli scavi, la storia della città e il soggetto degli altorilievi mitologici del tempio. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: Atti Latina 1985. Place of publication: Latina. Publication Date: 1985. Pages: 12-23
    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 diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Danish Academy
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21.4
  • Width: 15.5
  • MPD: 11.8
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4 with gray core
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 7/3, red 10R 4/6, black. Dot earrings, red dots on cheeks, red on lips, and traces of red, cream and black on elements above head, black hair, eyes & ear outlines.
  • Condition: Fairly complete; broken above diadem
  • Height head: 15.7
  • Height face: 14.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.2
  • Width nose bottom: 2.8
  • Width mouth: 3.3
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