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4882, Lanuvium

  • Record number: 4882
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Rome, Villa Giula 3798-3799, London British Museum B606, Leeds Museum
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with shell frame of cordoned convex tongues/openwork scale pattern/roll ending in upright palmettes. H diadem 2.8. On diadem, possible star in square at right side of meander. Total H palmette from bottom edge 10.9. Back of head hollowed. H strut bottom from top of cover tile 16.7. Dist from antefix plaque back to attachment of strut on tile top14. MPL cover tile 28.2.
  • Bibliography: Wiegand 1896, p. 17, fig. 4; Walters 1903, p. 171, B605; Fenger 1909, p. 15, fig. 53A, B; Strong 1914, pp. 166, 174, fig. 17; Luce & Holland 1918, p. 327, fig. 5; Luce 1920b, p. 353, fig. 1; Van Buren 1921a, p. 21; Andrén 1940, pp. 420-421, no. I:1; Winter 1978, p. 42
  • 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
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
    Etruscan shell-antefixes in the University Museum, Philadelphia. Author: Luce, S.B.. Journal and volume number: AJA 24. Publication Date: 1920. Pages: 352-369
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, E.D.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1921
    Le temple etrusco-latin de l"Italie centrale. Author: Fenger, L.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1909
    Terra-cotta revetments from Etruria in the University Museum, Philadelphia. Author: Luce, S.B. & L.B. Holland. Journal and volume number: AJA 22. Publication Date: 1918. Pages: 319-339
    Terres cuites architecturales d'Italie. Author: Wiegand, T.. Journal and volume number: P. Arndt, La Glyptotheque Ny-Carlsberg II.A.. Place of publication: Munich. Publication Date: 1896. Pages: 2-26
    The architectural decoration in terracotta from early Latin temples in the Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Strong, P.F.. Journal and volume number: JRS 4. Publication Date: 1914. Pages: 157-182
  • Associated elements: GR1892.1-12.9 (B606)
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 38.2
  • Width: 43
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/4. Purple-red on tips between strigil tops, alternating strigils on roll, alternating central or outer zigzags, outline of inner scale pattern openwork, on diadem face upper thin stripe and on meander, on side palmette central and outer leaves and tips between leaf tops, outer horizontal bands tying volutes, volute eyes 10R 4/3. Charcoal black alternating strigils, alternating palmette leaves, hair, eyelids and pupils, alternating zigzags on roll, top of diadem, lower stripe of diadem face and meander, outline of ear and dot at center of earring. Brown wavy locks painted on forehead below moulded hair and disk earring 5YR 4/3.
  • Height strigil: 4.2
  • Width strigil: 2.7
  • Height face: 13
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.6
  • Type shell: Openwork
  • Height strigil: 4.2
  • Width strigil: 2.7
  • Height strut: 22.3
  • Width strut: 3.6
  • Depth strut: 5.2
  • Inner H cover tile: 8.9
  • Outer H cover tile: 10.8
  • Inner W cover tile: 19.1
  • Outer W cover tile: 22
  • Thickness tile: 1.8
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