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1144, Capua

  • Record number: 1144
  • Site: Capua
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, busts
  • Comparanda: Rescigno 1998a, p. 321, B 1 3301, fig. 178, Capua P262
  • Remarks: Low, horseshoe-shaped plaque with female bust with raised forearms. Edge has rounded band (W .8) inside which is deeply moulded hook meander with inner band. Above head, 7-petal palmette with tendrils to either side: 1 curving upward ending in small palmette, other downward ending in volute. Head wears polos; below is hair, falling below ears in 3 beaded strands to either side of head. Shoulders & chiton with ridge edge at neck. Breasts indicated. Back of plaque lumpy with triangular ridge up center
  • Bibliography: Serra 1934, pp. 5, 13 bottom row, no. 2
  • Publication record: Il R. Museo Artistico Industriale di Roma. Author: Serra, L.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1934
  • Type of decoration: Female bust with raised arms/palmettes & volutes/hook meander
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo dei Conservatori
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21.8
  • Width: 27
  • MPD: 8
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/3, red on volutes & tendrils, meander, bracelet & sleeve edge 7.5R 3/4, black on meander
  • Condition: Fairly complete except for cover tile
  • Height face: 7.2
  • Width nose bottom: 1.8
  • Width mouth: 2

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