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1868, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1868
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: TC 6681.4 (4, 5.1-2, 7, 8); 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: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with smooth section of hair, with edge rising at center, across top of forehead. U-shaped face with wide, low eyes (painted only), short nose, wide mouth. Wears dot earrings on ears with painted articulation. Back of head hollowed, with finger striations. Cover tile attached to top of plaque. Plaque overhangs cover tile at bottom by 2.8.
  • Bibliography: AZ 28 (1870) 123, No. 4; Andrén 1940, pp. 20-21, No. I:4a; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 156, B 6.1.2; Winter 2009a, pp. 425-426, 6.C.1.a
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    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: Female head in relief, wearing dot earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 14.9
  • Width: 14.5
  • MPD: ca 15
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 7/4. Red 10R 4/3 dot earrings. Black hair, eyes, ear outlines
  • Condition: Complete head
  • Height head: 13
  • Height face: 11.3
  • Distance outer eyes: ca 7.5
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5
  • Width mouth: 3.1
  • Inner H cover tile: 10.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 12.6
  • Inner W cover tile: 9.6
  • Outer W cover tile: 14
  • Thickness tile: 1.8-2.1
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