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1459, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1459
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with figure of Nereid, nude but surrounded by billowing mantle, riding sea-monster in profile facing right; below figures & above base, spiral waves in relief painted black with blue spirals. Th plaque 1.6, plus relief 6.9. Back flat & uneven with oval scar from strut in mid-plaque
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 121, No. III:10, Pl. 45:148; Helbig4 III, pp. 724-725, No. 2817
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Associated elements: Gorgoneion antefix 12509
  • Type of decoration: Nereid riding sea-monster/waves
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 36.5
  • Width: 25.5
  • MPD: 8.6
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Beige slip 10YR 8/2 on Nereid skin, blue 5BG 6/1 on sea-monster's body, black ground, red-pink drapery, red overpainted black stripe on top of base
  • Condition: Complete
  • Height antefix base: 6.1
  • Width antefix base: 23.6
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.7
  • Outer H cover tile: 9
  • Inner W cover tile: 14
  • Outer W cover tile: 20.5
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