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5818, Capua(?)

  • Record number: 5818
  • Site: Capua(?)
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Replicas: Koch P218-226, 273-276, 6864; Siena, Chigi Collection; Berlin TC 7896; Frankfurt a.M., Historisches Museum; London B591; Cairo 26667
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with small female head in diadem, surrounded by floral elements: at either side of head, lotus leaves bordered by a flat fascia ending in a volute, above head 5 thick cordoned tongues of palmette. "Krobylos" hairdo with 2 beaded strands coiled over & around ears, falling downwards toward neck & drawn upwards again to be held in place by bands alongside bottom of ears. Th lotus tip 3.1. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, pp. 59-60, Pl. XIII.3; Winter 1978, p. 43, pl. 22.3; Winter 1986, p. 180, Type J, fig. 10
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    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
  • Associated elements: Cp5172
  • Type of decoration: Palmette/lotus/female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 49.8
  • Width: 34
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3. Purple-red 5R 3/3: inner band of alternating convex strigils (2nd, 4th), diadem, ear outlines, lips, necklace, upper and lower band on chiton edge, central palmette, leaf below, edge of lotus leaves, calyx center and outline, outline of volutes and flat band and X decorations, top band of base meander and 2 upper squares. Black: 1st, 3rd, 5th strigil/ palmette leaf, inner outline, hair, eyes, wavy line on neck, 1st and 3rd palmette leaves below chiton edge, center of lotus leaf, dots on cream ground border of calyx, volute eyes, center of horizontal band and dart below, bottom band of base and 3 squares.
  • Height face: 7.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.1
  • Height antefix base: 5.1
  • Width antefix base: 20

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