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1065, Rome, Forum Romanum - Regia IV

  • Record number: 1065
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Regia IV
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.4 (4, 5.1-2, 6, 7, 8); Cerveteri 83.51, 83.97, 83.113-4, 83.117, 84.77, 83.145; Copenhagen NCG HIN 482, HIN 726; New York 96.18.155 (GR 1032); Paris Louvre S. 1089, S. 1091; Philadelphia MS 1815; Rome "La Sapienza" SAEM 25214; Rome MNR 380159, 380161, 380160; Rome Antiquarium forense R64.300, R64.250, R65.67
  • Remarks: Fragment preserves top of female head with flat section of black hair across forehead with painted white waves (D on top of head 5.8). Across top of cover tile behind hair, white band (W 1.5)/black band (W 1.1)/white band (W1.1) near break at top back. Face with white skin, broad low forehead, almond-shaped eyes painted in black, ears with elaborated black painted details.
  • Bibliography: Riis 1981, p. 25, 1A; Iacopi 1982, pp. 44, 47, no. 2, pl. 7.2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 61, 3.2.15, Pl. IV; Downey 1993, p. 245, figs. 24-25; Downey 1995, pp. 88-89, no. 42, figs. 61-63; Winter 2009a, p. 427, 6.C.1.a
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 233-247
    Architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.B.. Journal and volume number: PAAR 30. Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI. Publication Date: 1995
    Documentazione archeologica sulla Regia. Author: Iacopi, I.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 37-49
    Etruscan types of heads. Author: Riis, P.J.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1981
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    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
  • Associated elements: From Section 6c: antefix R65.67 (N.B. Other pieces from Section 6c are associated with Regia III: revetment plaque R64.346, antefix R64.312)
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 10.8
  • Width: 12.2
  • MPD: 10.2
  • Clay: 5YR 6/8
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/3, black
  • Condition: Preserves top 2/3 of head. Broken through nose and cheeks
  • Height head: 10.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.5
  • Thickness tile: 1.7-2.3
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