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6107, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6107
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Acroterion fragment preserving head of Hera. Th wall 2.7. Hollow. Central part of head and face from hair over forehead-mid-cheek. W right eye 4.4, H right ear 7.3. Nostrils pierced. Black hair in thick masses over forehead and in front of ears, with scallop edge. Moulded eyebrows.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 276; Colonna 1985, p. 19, fig. 14; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 241-242, 9.6.68 with figure; Lulof 1993, p. 279, figs. 5, 4; Niew licht 1985, no. 95; Lulof 1996, p. 98, H 1(a), figs. 53.1, 108, pl. 30.1-2
  • Publication record: La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Museo di Villa Giulia
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum
    Reconstruction and architectural setting of large terracotta statues in Late Archaic Central Italy:
    Satricum: appunti sulla storia degli scavi, la storia della città e il soggetto degli altorilievi mitologici del tempio
    The ridge-pole statues from the Late Archaic temple at Satricum
  • Type of decoration: Female head (Hera)
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 9983 + 9986 +9993/2
  • Height: 14.1
  • Width: 19
  • MPD: 21.7R
  • Clay: 2.5Y 7/4- 6/4
  • Paint: Black on hair, moulded eyebrows, eyelids and flat pupil. Brown rosette earring. Ivory slip on skin 2.5Y 8/2

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