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5259, Orvieto

  • Record number: 5259
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Roof element: Pedimental sculpture
  • Remarks: Fragment of pedimental sculpture preserving fragment of head, Hollow. Beautifully hand-sculpted. H hairline-beard tip 16.5. Forehead strands coifed around round headband, from which fall corkscrew locks. Hair at back pulled up and tucked into headband. Corkscrew curls behind ears and in front.
  • Bibliography: Girardon 1992; EAA 2ยบ suppl., vol. 2, fig. 659
  • Publication record: Una testa fittile da altorilievo nel British Museum. Author: Girardon, S.P.. Journal and volume number: Atti Orbetello. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1992. Pages: 225-229
  • Type of decoration: Bearded head
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 19.7
  • Width: 16.3
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Face brown with red paint 7.5YR 4/4, 10R 3/4 lips. Beard and hair dark brown overpainted red 2.5YR 3/2. Red dot on headband.
  • Condition: Missing crown and face's left side. Broken at neck.
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