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1857, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1857
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: New York, Metropolitan Museum 96.18.157 (GR 1035); Philadelphia MS 1805, MS 1812;
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing large disk earring. Hair forms flat edge at top, falling in flat sections ending in scalloped edges, divided by central part, across low forehead; below ears, hair falls in 2 rounded sections at either side of short neck. Large, flat eyes. No diadem. Flat top painted with black band at front (W 1.7)/cream band (W 4.5)/black semicircle near break
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 21-22, No. I:4c, Pl. 6:15; Winter 2009a, p. 430, 6.C.2.d, Ill. 6.7.4
  • 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 in relief, wearing disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16
  • Width: 14
  • MPD: ca 7.8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 7/4. black hair, including 4 wavy vertical lines on cheek in front of ears, eyes & brows. Red lips 2.5YR 4/4
  • Condition: Broken at sides & through lower right cheek
  • Height head: 16
  • Height face: 12.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.5
  • Width nose bottom: 3.1
  • Width mouth: ca 3.6
  • Thickness tile: 1.8-2.8
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