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1148, Capua

  • Record number: 1148
  • Site: Capua
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: For lotus frame & face, cf. M.A.I. 160 which is smaller
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with relief female head wearing diadem, with 3 strands of beaded hair alongside face, flanked by lotus leaves above concave disks (Diam 5.8) with raised centers. Below neck, covering bottom border, two crouching felines (W left feline 19.7, H 12.2, Th head 5.8, H head 6.2), back-to-back, in relief. On back of plaque, 3 raised ridges rising from top of cover tile to edges of plaque. Area of plaque below tile has vertical & curved horizontal striations with ridges, roughly smoothed with fingers or instrument
  • Bibliography: Serra 1934, pp. 5 & 13, middle row, right
  • Publication record: Il R. Museo Artistico Industriale di Roma. Author: Serra, L.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1934
  • Type of decoration: Female head & 2 crouching felines
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo dei Conservatori
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31.6
  • Width: 34.5
  • MPD: 9.1
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/3, red on diadem, tails & base line below felines 5R 3/6?, black on hair & details of lower feline legs. Light brown on back of plaque 7.5YR 6/4
  • Condition: Missing most of shell frame
  • Height face: 12.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.7
  • Width nose bottom: 2.4
  • Width mouth: 3.3
  • Inner H cover tile: 13.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 15
  • Inner W cover tile: 17
  • Outer W cover tile: 24.7
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