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4209, Orvieto, Campo della Fiera

  • Record number: 4209
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Campo della Fiera
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefix. Ears have little moulded or painted detail. Shell has black ground with reserved tear-drop to right of ear, above relief volute. Roll has herringbone pattern in white/red/white/black. Unusual rectangular strut on back. Head deeply hollowed in back. Where shell is broken away to left of head clay has horizontal striations/depressions equal to preparation for joining shell to head pre-firing. W tongue 3.6. H volutes top 5.5, bottom 6.5. Distance from back of antefix to end of strut 12.4. New fragment of right corner of shell with volute in relief, excavated at Campo della Fiera.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 192, no. I:5, Pl. 72:243; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 300, D 4.1.1; Gens Budapest 1989, p. 99, no. 3.7; Stopponi 2003, p. 264, fig. 15
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Budapest e Cracovia. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1989
    I templi e l'architettura templare. Author: Stopponi, S.. Journal and volume number: Orvieto I: Antichità, ed. G.M. Della Fina. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 2003. Pages: 235-273
  • Associated elements: Joining fragment of shell frame from excavations at Campo della Fiera, inv. 02N244: Stopponi 2006a, pp. 212-213, figs. 20.6, 20.8
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 28
  • Width: 28
  • MPD: 27.9
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/6
  • Paint: Cream 10 YR 8/3. Red 7.5R 4/6. Black. Red-purple head 5R 4/6. Red mouth, tongue 7.5R 3/8. White skin 10YR 8/4. Cream ground on base 10YR 8/4. Black hair, eyebrows, eyes, ground on shell.
  • Condition: 2 joined fragments
  • Height head: 16.2
  • Height face: 14.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.5
  • Width mouth: 7.7
  • Type shell: Volutes/ painted palmette
  • Width shell: 9.5+
  • Width fascia: 1.6
  • Torus or flat: torus
  • Height antefix base: 5.7
  • Width antefix base: 17.5
  • Depth antefix base: 3.2
  • Height strut: 11
  • Width strut: 3.4
  • Depth strut: 5
  • Inner H cover tile: 10.8
  • Outer H cover tile: 12.8
  • Inner W cover tile: 15
  • Outer W cover tile: 18.8
  • Thickness tile: 1.9
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