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758, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 758
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Herakles and Athena acroterion from Rome, S. Omobono
  • Remarks: Fragment of left section of chest of Herakles wearing lion-skin with knotted paws, with paw to right preserved, painted light brown with short black lines giving texture of fur. On raised section of lion-skin above and on top part of pelt pulled over abdomen, painted light brown, black flame-shaped lines indicating tufts of fur. Edges of lion-skin have painted black line. Underneath lion-skin, white tunic with wavy black lines indicating folds. Hollow, handmade. Th wall 2.2 (neck) - 6.2. Probably central acroterion
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1986b, p. 15, Pl. 3c; Danner 1993a, p. 96 (transverse position); Winter 2009a, p. 467, 6.E.1.a
  • Publication record: Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschr√§gen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Nuovi dati per la storia urbana di Caere. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: BdA 71:35-36. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 1-24
    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
  • Type of decoration: Herakles
  • Last Recorded Collection: C.N.R. storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 23.3
  • Width: 15.2
  • MPD: 8.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream tunic 10YR 7/3, light brown lion skin 5YR 6/3, black
  • Condition: Broken on all sides
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