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5918, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana(?), Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 5918
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana(?)
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Antefix of Silen head wearing lion-skin, with floral shell frame. Most of floral shell broken away, but some thin tendrils are preserved at left. Part of rounded band above head. Head slightly hollowed behind. Strut square with indent at bottom.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 90-91, no. II:5
  • 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 with lion-skin
  • Last Recorded Collection: American Academy in Rome
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23
  • Width: 17.3
  • MPD: 16.5
  • Clay: 2.5Y 7/4 but lighter
  • Paint: Bright red Silen face 7.5R 4/8. Brown lion head 10YR 4/4. Dark red hair, beard, eyes 7.5R 3/2-3/4. Bright red on flat area below head. Black raised band across base.
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.8
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 8.5
  • Inner W cover tile: 12
  • Outer W cover tile: 15.8
  • Thickness tile: 1.5-2

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