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1858, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1858
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Cerveteri 83.50A, 84.62, 84.64, 83.113, 83.114-1, 83.114-2, 83.111; Berlin TC 6681.4 (12); New York 96.18.152 (GR 1028); Philadelphia MS 1810; Santa Severa (Pyrgi) 21, 22
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with hair at top of head forming sharp angle with top of cover tile, surrounding tall forehead in rippled finger-waves with scalloped bottom edge, with deep part at center. Round face with full cheeks, short triangular nose, full lips. Large disk earrings. No diadem
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 22, No. I:4e; Winter 2009a, p. 433, 6.C.3.c
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing large disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.5
  • Width: 15.9
  • MPD: ca 7.8
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Condition: Complete face & head; broken below chin
  • Height head: 15.3
  • Height face: 12.2
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Width mouth: 2.9
  • Thickness tile: 2.4-2.9

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