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4034, Capua

  • Record number: 4034
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, floral
  • Remarks: Floral antefix with pendent palmette. Slightly concave shell of slightly convex tongues with raised borders, H bottommost tongue 3.6, W 2.1, + borders 2.8. MPH central tongue 5.5. H rounded moulding 1.1. W recessed flat band equal to volute band 1.1. Diam volute eyes, lower 1.7, central 2.1. W pendent palmette 11.6. H central leaf 5.4 including border, W 2.6, + border 3.5. H floral field 13.6. H recessed border 3.4, W 20. Curved cover tile attached to bottom of plaque back, H 15.9, W 20.4, Th 4.5. Back of plaque fairly flat and smoothed, with brown painted band around cover tile. Narrow diagonal bands on rounded moulding W 1.6. Piece bought from P. Arndt.
  • Bibliography: Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 231, C2.5
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
  • Type of decoration: Pendent palmette
  • Last Recorded Collection: Szépmüveszeti Muzeum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23.6
  • Width: 27.7
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Beige slip on surface (10YR 7/4), over which black and red are painted. Black: outline of alternating tongues (1st, 3rd, etc.), narrow diagonal bands on rounded moulding, outline of alternating leaves of palmette (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th), arrows on base (3rd, 7th, 11th). Red-brown: outline of alternating tongues (2nd, 4th) narrow diagonal bands on rounded moulding, background behind floral motif, arc, outline of 2nd, 4th, 6th leaves, 2nd stripe on base top (below cream stripe), arrows on base (2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th) 10R 4/4.
  • Condition: Complete example except for chips from top tongue and 2 tongues on right, missing cover tile.
  • Height floral field: 13.6
  • Height palmette: 5.4
  • Width palmette: 11.6
  • Outer H cover tile: 15.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 20.4
  • Thickness tile: 4.5

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