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355, Caere?

  • Record number: 355
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Ridge end
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Remarks: Male left arm facing left with (non-joining) fist clenched around squarish object, painted white. Below, curving rounded section with painted row of superimposed palmettes & volutes facing left. Between arm & curving rounded section, thick plaque with 2 round holes & curved outer edges suggesting wave pattern. Flat back painted red along arm, black at "wave" section, & curving white/red/white stripes with black innermost surface. Side edge of innermost curve painted white, with purple-red at point of break. Wave outer side edges purple-red; third, non-penetrating hole in middle between other 2. On hand, round scar: from Hydra beard tip?
  • Bibliography: Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 150-151, no. 71
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Christiansen, J. & N.A. Winter. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 2010
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 113-122
  • Associated elements: HIN 771, HIN 775, HIN 778, HIN 783, HIN 777
  • Type of decoration: Herakles & Hydra?
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 17.3
  • Width: 31.8
  • MPD: 7
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Red skin 5R 4/4, red-purple edges 7.5R 3/4, brown-gray 5YR 6/2
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