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855, Rome, Esquiline/Via dei Serpenti

  • Record number: 855
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Esquiline/Via dei Serpenti
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Male head with erect animal ears, wearing wreath of ivy-leaves & 2 gold-brown berry clusters, bound with taenia. Face painted dark red-purple over cream slip. Red-purple on headband & ribbon folds over ears. Cream hair. Deeply modelled and fairly clear mould. Back concave & slipped cream with scar from strut at top. Bottom break at point where cover tile begins.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 345-346, No. II:1, Pl. 107:385 (bottom with beard now missing)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 19.9
  • Width: 24.8
  • MPD: 8.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/3, red-purple 10R 3/4, gold-brown 10YR 5/4
  • Condition: Preserves upper part of head
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.2
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Height strut: 4.1
  • Width strut: 8.5

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