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4876, Cumae

  • Record number: 4876
  • Site: Cumae
  • Roof element: Antefixes, floral
  • Comparanda: Satricum, Capua
  • Remarks: Pendent palmette antefix with strigil shell frame. Nearly complete with scar of round cover tile. Chip from top of top strigil. Th plaque 3.3. Shell fairly flat. W strigil at base + 2 ridges 2.8. H side strigils without border 3.5. Donated from Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Type of decoration: Palmette
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25.1
  • Width: 26.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Buff slip back and front. Orange around edge of cover tile 7.5YR 6/6 behind plaque. Red-brown on strigils, alternating outlining and double (exterior/interior) bands on strigils, diagonal bands on roll, background behind palmette, volute eyes, cordoned edges of palmette, stripe at top of base, guilloche outline on base 10R 4/4. Black band across bottom of base and soffit 7.5YR N2/.
  • Height strigil: 4.9
  • Width strigil: 2.8
  • Height strigil: 4.9
  • Width strigil: 2.8
  • Height antefix base: 4.4
  • Width antefix base: 17.1
  • Outer H cover tile: 15.4
  • Outer W cover tile: 16.7
  • Thickness tile: ca. 3

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