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6089, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6089
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Bearded head of Zeus from acroteriion. Life-size. H face hairline-lips 12.3. 2 small holes in top of head, .7 round, 1 oval. Hair forms smooth thick mass ending in spiral curls on forehead curling outwards from central part. Narrow fillet ear to ear. Rounded crown and hair falling in thick mass at back, painted black. Eyes hollow, flat, except for lids. Black glue for eye inlays. Moustache and beard are flat, raised masses, painted black. Head hollow. Th wall: neck 1.6, chest 3. Fairly carefully smoothed. Ears and 2 holes in top pushed open from outside, leaving clay around interior edges. Fragment of upper chest found in recent excavations.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 275, Pl. LII; Andrén 1940, p. 456; Prima Italia 1980-1981, no. 90; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, pp. 116-117, Pls. 134, 135; La grande Roma 1990, p. 241, 9.6.67, Pl. XXIV; Lulof 1993, p. 278, figs. 2-3; Niew licht 1985, no. 93; Lulof 1996, pp. 38-39, A 1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1985
    Prima Italia: Arts italiques du premier millénaire avant J.C. Exhibition, 5 novembre 1980-4 janvier 1981. Place of publication: Bruxelles. Publication Date: 1980-1981
    Reconstruction and architectural setting of large terracotta statues in Late Archaic Central Italy:. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 277-286
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
    The ridge-pole statues from the Late Archaic temple at Satricum. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Scrinium XI-Satricum V. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1996
  • Associated elements: Joins 9993/1
  • Type of decoration: Bearded male head (Zeus)
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Height: 30
  • Width: 21.5
  • MPD: 22
  • Clay: 2.5Y 7/4.
  • Paint: Hair black. Skin red-brown 2.5YR 4/6.
  • Height face: 12.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.8
  • Width nose bottom: 3.1
  • Width mouth: 4.8
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