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1595, Lanuvium, From favissa S of acropolis gate

  • Record number: 1595
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Building or zone: From favissa S of acropolis gate
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Other examples from same favissa, now in British Museum GR1890.6-14.1 (B605), GR1892.1-12.9 (B606), & Leeds Museum
  • Remarks: Antefix with female head in relief, wearing diadem & necklace, surrounded by shell frame of squat strigils (H 5.2)/roll (H 0.9)/inner band of openwork scale pattern (H 4.1), with innermost band encircling head ending in upright palmettes in relief to either side of face. Shell terminates above bottom of head, which is cut off across neck & hair (W with hair 20.8). Back of head hollowed. Rectangular strut on back from cover tile to plaque
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 420-421, No. I:1, Pl. 130:455; Helbig4 III, pp. 746-747, No. 2849; Winter 1978, p. 42, pl. 19.2; Proietti 1980, p. 260, fig. 354; La grande Roma 1990, p. 198, 8.5.1, Pl. XVI
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Author: Proietti, G.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1980
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
  • Associated elements: 3799
  • Type of decoration: Female head in diadem, earrings & necklace/openwork scale pattern/strigil shell frame/relief palmettes
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 40
  • Width: 43.3
  • MPD: 13.6
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/2-7/2
  • Paint: Light brown slip 10YR 7/4; purple-red 2.5YR 3/4 alternate strigils & darts & outline above black strigils on edge, alternate stripes on roll, base line at bottom of strigils & roll, central line through openwork, central line on encircling roll, alternate leaves of palmettes, bands below volutes?, triangular decoration on diadem, earrings, dots on cheek, lips; black alternate strigils & darts, alternate outline on outer edge (above purple strigils), alternate bands on roll, alternate leaves on palmettes (1, 3, 5), top of diadem & top line of decoration on front, hair, eyes, necklace, volute eyes
  • Condition: Complete plaque
  • Height face: 13.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.4
  • Width nose bottom: 2.9
  • Width mouth: 3.8
  • Type shell: Strigils/openwork
  • Width shell: 9.6
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