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4879, Cumae

  • Record number: 4879
  • Site: Cumae
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Comparanda: Rome M.A.I. 152
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Potnia theron. Large rounded antefix plaque with flat raised border around top and sides ending in volute with raised eye. Narrow base below on which stands frontal female in long chiton, feet profile to left, holding 2 geese by neck. Moulded rosettes above geese. Head projects above plaque, 3. Th plaque 2. Back of plaque flat with raised ridge rising from cover tile top. H ridge on back 12.5, Th 3.4. Donated from Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Type of decoration: Potnia theron with geese/rosettes
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 32.1
  • Width: 32.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/6 with black core
  • Paint: Cream slip 7.5YR 6/4. White paint on background, chiton, geese 10YR 8/3.
  • Height head: 6.7
  • Inner H cover tile: 10.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 13.5
  • Inner W cover tile: 11.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 16.5
  • Thickness tile: 2.5-3
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