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1848, Caere?

  • Record number: 1848
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.3 (1, 2, 4); Hannestad 1974, pp. 13-15, pl. 26.a, not by Paris painter but closs association
  • Remarks: Fragment of antefix plaque preserving top of female head in relief (forehead & tall section of hair in finger-waves H 4.2) & diadem (H 4). Diadem painted with elaborate pattern of brown double volutes framing alternately open lotus with black petals and pendent black U-shaped element with small white circles on outer edge, all against red ground, with red band at top and black band at bottom. From the Sermoneta Collection
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 33, Type II:11b; Kästner 1993, pp. 110-112, no. 2, figs. 3-4; Winter 2009a, p. 440, 6.C.4.d
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Architektonische Terrakotten aus der Sammlung der Hergozin von Sermoneta in der Berliner Antikensammlung. Author: Kästner, V.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 109-116
    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 in relief, wearing tall diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 14.3
  • Width: 15.5
  • MPD: 9.6
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: White skin 10YR 8/3. black hair. Red ground on diadem 7.5R 4/4
  • Condition: Missing head below forehead & cover tile

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