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1807, Latium

  • Record number: 1807
  • Site: Latium
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Rome, Palatine
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque representing Juno Sospita in helmet with horns and animal ears shown against a flat plaque framing the moulded head, with a raised flat fascia surrounding the helmet and cutouts alongside head. Back flat with hollow behind head. Paint well preserved
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 502, No. I:17, Pl. 156:522; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 179, B 6.6
  • 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
  • Type of decoration: Juno Sospita head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 28.2
  • Width: 21.9
  • MPD: 7.4
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Yellow surface 10YR 7/4. Dark red 7.5R 4/4 on outer band of frame & inside cutout, crescent bands on frame, diamond in helmet center, inner animal ears, lips, necklace band & alternate vertical stripes, top band & squares on base meander. Black central top axe-shape on frame & side curved bands, tooth border around flat fascia outer band & squares on fascia, eyes & brows, hair (including 3 wavy strands on outer cheek), alternate vertical bands on necklace, lower band & squares on base meander. Blue 5B 6/1 painted over black on helmet front & edge of animal ear, horns. Dark purple 5R 3/3 on helmet edge. Brown 2.5YR 4/2 on curved sections of helmet, painted over gold 10YR 6/4. Cream-yellow slip covers back & sides of plaque
  • Condition: Restored from 8 fragments giving complete plaque; nose broken away
  • Height head: 13.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.1
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 2.7
  • Type shell: Helmet crest?
  • Width shell: 7
  • Width fascia: 2
  • Torus or flat: flat
  • Height antefix base: 3.6
  • Width antefix base: 20.1
  • Depth antefix base: 3.7
  • Inner H cover tile: 5
  • Outer H cover tile: 10.9
  • Inner W cover tile: 7.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 17
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