3778, Tarquinia, Ara della Regina

  • Record number: 3778
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Ara della Regina
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: 5052
  • Remarks: Female head fragment, possibly from sphinx acroterion. Interior covered with finger impressions in superimposed lumps of clay. Hair in high relief.
  • Bibliography: Cataldi 1993, p. 218, no. 45; Winter 2009a, p. 386, 5.E.3
  • Publication record: Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 745
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12
  • Width: 13.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Hair black or burned. Cream skin.

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