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1722, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 1722
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Capua
  • Remarks: Part of antefix plaque preserving much of face of bearded Gorgon in relief, side with strigils & part of base. Around head, flat fascia (H 0.9) ending in volute/roll (H 1.2). Crisp mould, paint well-preserved. Plaque flat on back with scars of 2 ridges for cover tile attachment. Strigils curve slightly forward at ends.
  • Bibliography: Knoop 1987, p. 149, no. 138, Pl. 49; Rescigno 1998a, p. 354, no. C3403, pl. XXXVI.2
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Place of publication: Assen. Publication Date: 1987
    Tetti Campani. Età arcaica. Cuma, Pitecusa e gli altri contesti. Author: Rescigno, C.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1998
  • Associated elements: 10214, 10215, --/G1, --/G2, --/SN36, 10216/SN35, --/--, --/--, --/--, A37, T2, S1264/1
  • Type of decoration: Bearded Gorgoneion with strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31.5
  • Width: 35.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/4; purple-red 5R 3/4-5R 3/8 wrinkles on forehead, lips, tongue, large dots on chiton top, box on base, inner outline of alternate strigils; black inner outline of alternate strigils, volute eye, hair, eyebrows, lids, pupils, divisions of teeth, alternate boxes on base, ground at bottom for cream stepped pattern. Roll painted with alternating diagonal bands red/cream/black/red; flat fascia painted with diagonal bands in opposite direction alternating red/cream/black/red, together forming herringbone pattern
  • Condition: Heavily restored
  • Height strigil: 6.5
  • Width strigil: 3.1
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.6
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Width mouth: 7.8
  • Type shell: Strigils
  • Height strigil: 6.5
  • Width strigil: 3.1
  • Convex: yes
  • Width fascia: .9/1.2
  • Torus or flat: both
  • Height antefix base: 4.2
  • Inner H cover tile: 17
  • Outer H cover tile: 20
  • Inner W cover tile: 15.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 23.5
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