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1572, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, smaller temple

  • Record number: 1572
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, smaller temple
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Antefix with 2 nude male figures mounted on flat plaque (Th 2.2-2.4), one in foreground moving to right, one in far ground moving to left, vigorously modelled & muscular, with mantle thrown over advanced right thigh of far figure, tip of mantle on plaque between crossing legs of figures, & possibly more drapery fluttering behind; below, wide base projecting D 6.8 cm from plaque. Openings in plaque behind outermost knees. Torso of front figure hollow, but legs appear solid. Projecting knob at right end below foot (D 4.2). Handmade. Semicylindrical cover tile attached to back, with bottom of cover tile & plaque crudely finished with finger marks. Back of plaque & inside of leg top show parallel finger striations.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 101-102, No. II:1, Pl. 33:115; Helbig4 III, p. 735, No. 2833; Moretti 1970, p. 225
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Type of decoration: Two nude male figures
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 35.3
  • Width: 36.6
  • MPD: 24.8
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: White slip 10YR 8/2 over entire surface, including base, over which paint applied, leaving mantle & base front white; red-brown 2.5YR 5/6 skin, black stripe along top front of base, possibly on plaque; dark red on drapery behind front figure
  • Condition: Missing upper half of figures
  • Height antefix base: 3.4
  • Width antefix base: 35
  • Depth antefix base: 6.8
  • Inner H cover tile: 12
  • Outer H cover tile: 14.5
  • Inner W cover tile: 15.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 20.5
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