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558, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 558
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Pediment corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Fragment of upper face & hair across top of head in deep, red finger waves. Nose broken. Probably belongs to a sphinx acroterion.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1987b, p. 99, n. 25, fig. 25; Cristofani 1992a, p. 44, fig. 87, Type. III B 32.1 (with inv. no. given as 84.157); Winter 2009a, pp. 474-476, 6.E.3.a
  • Publication record: Caere 3.1. Lo scarico arcaico della Vigna Parrocchiale. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 29-57
    I santuari: tradizioni decorative. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: QArchEtr 15. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 95-120
    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 (sphinx?)
  • Last Recorded Collection: C.N.R. storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis
  • Height: 14.5
  • Width: 16.8
  • MPD: 13.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.5

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