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344, Caere?

  • Record number: 344
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Ridge end
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Remarks: White front haunches & leg of crouching feline to right, attached to outer edge of curved, volute-like openwork base. Painted scale pattern to left on central, raised, curved band, with recessed section along inner edge, painted white/brown-red bands. Along inner & outer edges, recessed sections of black wave finials with brown-rust outer edges. Back flat, painted cream with red-brown stripes . From same piece as HIN 790, but higher up on acroterion
  • Bibliography: Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 152-153, no. 72; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 9:f
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Associated elements: HIN 724, HIN 729, HIN 769, HIN 770, HIN 773, HIN 784, HIN 785, HIN 790, HIN 786, HIN 787, HIN 788, HIN 732?, HIN 774?
  • Type of decoration: Siren/volute
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 791
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 24.9
  • Width: 25.1
  • MPD: 4.8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/3, red 10R 4/3-4/4, brown-red 2.5YR 5/6
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