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257, Capua, Curti

  • Record number: 257
  • Site: Capua
  • Building or zone: Curti
  • Roof element: Mould patrix?
  • Comparanda: London, BM (formerly Victoria & Albert Museum) 1982 10-5.13: PCIA 2 (1974) 196 Pl. 73. For lack of tile backer, cf. Ashmolean Museum Potnia theron
  • Remarks: No tile backer = mould patrix? Fairly crisp details. Thick raised band around edges, rounded across top. Above horizontal base, row of moulded strigils. Recessed above this is flat narrow band rising at center into banded volutes with moulded eyes. On top of volutes, forepaws of 2 sphinx bodies, shown in profile in heraldic pose, with shared frontal female head in polos. Tails rise from haunches & curve up & out, ending in down-turned oval end.
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, p. 53, Pl. 12.3 (wrongly numbered H.33); Johannowsky 1983, 75, No. 393, Pl. 47.d; Fischer-Hansen 1992, p. 196, No. 148
  • Publication record: Catalogue. Campania, South Italy and Sicily. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Fischer-Hansen, T.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1992
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    Materiali di età arcaica dalla Campania. Author: Johannowsky, W.. Place of publication: Napoli. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Double sphinx
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Height: 25.8
  • Width: 27.2
  • Clay: orange-brown
  • Paint: Light brown surface
  • Condition: complete

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