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1629, Pyrgi, Temple B, phase 2

  • Record number: 1629
  • Site: Pyrgi
  • Building or zone: Temple B, phase 2
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Fragmentary antefix with female head wearing diadem (H 3.4), in relief, surrounded by ribbon shell frame. Hair in horizontal waves across forehead, with wavy sections over ears. Shell frame consists of continuous band of S-curves, with tear-drops painted within loops. Area behind head & neck hollowed. Raised ridge as strut between back of shell & cover tile
  • Bibliography: Colonna 1971, p. 281, Pl. LXXXIII.2; Winter 1978, p. 42, pl. 20.2; Pyrgi 1988-1989, p. 200, fig. 168; Carlucci 2006, pp. 10-11, B XII
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Notizie sulla ricomposizione dell'altorilievo tardo-arcaico del tempio A e sulla sistemazione della Sala pyrgense di Villa Giulia. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: ArchCl 23. Publication Date: 1971. Pages: 277-281
    Osservazioni sulle associazioni e sulla distribuzione delle antefisse di II fase appartenenti ai sistemi decorativi etrusco-laziali. Author: Carlucci, C.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles III. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 2-21
    Pyrgi. Scavi nel santuario etrusco (1969-1971). Journal and volume number: NSc II. Suppllemento al vol. XLII-XLIII. Publication Date: 1988-1989
  • Associated elements: 26 + 203
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem/ribbon shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22.8
  • Width: 15.4
  • MPD: 13.7
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: White 10YR 8/3, red 2.5YR 5/6-4/6 hair & tear-drops
  • Condition: Preserves head & part of surrounding shell frame
  • Height head: 16.3
  • Height face: 10.8
  • Width nose bottom: 1.9
  • Width mouth: 2.8
  • Type shell: Ribbon
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