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290, Orvieto, sporadic

  • Record number: 290
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: sporadic
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: HIN 452 (H.193); Orvieto, Museo Faina; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (= van Buren1921a, Pl XVI:67); 2 examples from Tarquinia
  • Remarks: Female head wearing diadem with discs alternating with ovals in relief, and torque that overlaps the base. Floral shell with 5 upright palmettes encircles by volutes; between ends of volutes, upright closed lotus flowers.Th shell 1.8. Head hollowed at back, scar of strut
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 201, No. III:2, Pl. 76:259; Poulsen 1966, p. 34; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 104-105, no. 47
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Christiansen, J. & N.A. Winter. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 2010
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling. Author: Poulsen, V.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1966
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 113-122
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem and torque in floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 36
  • Width: 40.5
  • MPD: 11
  • Clay: 5YR 7/6
  • Paint: White 5Y 8/1, red 7.5R 3/6-4/6
  • Condition: Plaque fairly complete, chips from base corners
  • Height face: 11
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.6
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Height antefix base: 4.7
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