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1816, Capua

  • Record number: 1816
  • Site: Capua
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Capua, Museo Campana, nos. P215-217, 249
  • Remarks: Mouldmade antefix plaque with strigil shell frame surrounding female head with wavy strands of hair over forehead & alongside face, curving around volute. Recessed base painted with 3-row checkerboard. Back curved forward; cover tile attached to bottom with red paint around attachment surface
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, p. 40 Type III, Pl. VII.5; Winter 1978, pp. 40-41, pl. 18.2; Winter 1986, p. 179, fig. 5
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    Etruscans at Capua: Reflections of history in artistic production. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Italian Iron Age artefacts in the British Museum. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 179-184
  • Type of decoration: Strigil shell/female head in relief/painted checkerboard
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 38.9
  • Width: 33.5
  • MPD: 11.8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6 with gray core
  • Paint: Cream surface 10YR 6/3. Red 10R 4/4 2nd, 4th etc. inner outline of tongues, alternate diagonal bands on torus, ear outline & dot earring, inner necklace wavy band, chiton folds, upper band & squares on base checkerboard. Dark purple 5R 3/2 alternate 1st, 3rd etc. inner outline of tongues, alternate (central) diagonal bands, hair, volute eye, lowermost rows of squares on checkerboard. Black central row of squares on checkerboard
  • Condition: Complete plaque; chips from shell edge & nose
  • Height strigil: 8.4
  • Width strigil: 6.2
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height head: 11.6
  • Height face: 8.9
  • Distance outer eyes: ca. 5.2
  • Width nose bottom: 1.7
  • Width mouth: 2.4
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Width shell: 8.4
  • Height strigil: 8.4
  • Width strigil: 6.2
  • Convex: yes
  • Width fascia: 1.7/1.7
  • Torus or flat: torus/flat
  • Height antefix base: 8.3
  • Width antefix base: 21.4
  • Depth antefix base: 2.2
  • Inner H cover tile: 13.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 16.2
  • Inner W cover tile: 15
  • Outer W cover tile: 19.8
  • Thickness tile: 1.8-2.6
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