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134, Palestrina/Praeneste

  • Record number: 134
  • Site: Palestrina/Praeneste
  • Roof element: Moulds
  • Remarks: Mould for large sea-monster's head with open mouth, possibly with object in mouth (person? with round surface for attachment of arm?). Finished edges along top & sides. MPD 12.5, Th wall 2.7, EstW of head 40, Deep eye 1.8, with deep lids, nostril Diam 3. Open mouth with fangs & teeth across top, incisors across bottom, thick lips. Back rough & curved to reflect outline of figure. Finished edges not in parallel plane, so not from relief plaque
  • Bibliography: Turfa 2005, pp. 248-249, no. 277 (4th cent. B.C.)
  • Publication record: Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Author: Turfa, J.M.. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication Date: 2005
  • Type of decoration: Sea-monster/ketos
  • Last Recorded Collection: University Museum
  • Mouldmade: handmade
  • Height: 28
  • Width: 43.2
  • MPD: 12.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4?
  • Condition: Broken below bottom teeth

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