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1066, Rome, Forum Romanum - Regia IV

  • Record number: 1066
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Forum Romanum - Regia IV
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.4 (4, 5.1-2, 6, 7, 8); Cerveteri 83.51, 83.97, 83.113-4, 83.117, 84.77, 83.145; Copenhagen NCG HIN 482, HIN 726; New York 96.18.155 (GR 1032); Paris Louvre S. 1089, S. 1091; Philadelphia MS 1815; Rome "La Sapienza" SAEM 25214; Rome MNR 380159, 380161, 380160; Rome Antiquarium forense R64.300, R64.250, R65.67
  • Remarks: Piece preserves most of antefix plaque with female head and considerable length of cover tile. Head has thin flat layer of hair across forehead, parted in center, falling in single, narrow, rounded sections alongside face, behind ears. Plaque overhangs cover tile by 3 cm. Red paint on sides of tile
  • Bibliography: Iacopi 1982, pp. 44, 47, no. 1, fig. 13, Pl. 7.1; La grande Roma 1990, p. 61, 3.2.16; Downey 1993, p. 245, figs. 22-23; Downey 1995, p. 88, No. 41, figs. 59, 60; Winter 2009a, p. 427, 6.C.1.a
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 233-247
    Architectural terracottas from the Regia. Author: Downey, S.B.. Journal and volume number: PAAR 30. Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI. Publication Date: 1995
    Documentazione archeologica sulla Regia. Author: Iacopi, I.. Journal and volume number: Roma repubblicana fra il 509 e il 270 a.C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1982. Pages: 37-49
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: From Section 5 northwest, level 1, pieces associated with Regia IV: ridge tile R64.319, pan tile R64.299; associated with Regia III: ridge tile cover R64.339
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium forense
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15
  • Width: 14.5
  • MPD: 40
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Cream on face, black faded to brown on left eye & base of right eyebrow, red 7.5R 4/6
  • Condition: Restored from many fragments, face abraded, missing nose & lower left section of hair
  • Height head: 15
  • Height face: 11.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.8?
  • Width nose bottom: 2.6?
  • Width mouth: 3.2
  • Inner H cover tile: 10.6
  • Outer H cover tile: 12.3
  • Inner W cover tile: 13.2
  • Outer W cover tile: 16.8
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