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291, Orvieto, sporadic

  • Record number: 291
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: sporadic
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen plaques
  • Comparanda: Belvedere pedimental sculpture
  • Remarks: Torso of female with white skin, wearing painted necklace, chiton, and heavy mantle draped around left breast, falling with deep overfold. Two youths at either side of torso are nude, skin brown. Bodies hollow, back of relief flat. Th plaque 1.8. Nail holes below arms of youths, either side of Harpy/Siren, top left Diam 1.7-2.0. Large vent-hole in middle of Harpy/Siren (Diam 3), probably originally hidden by object set in square opening.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 200, No. III:1, Pl. 76:258; Poulsen 1966, p. 39; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 170-171, no. 77; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 10:e
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    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
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling. Author: Poulsen, V.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1966
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy. Author: Opgenhaffen, L.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 50-61
    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
  • Type of decoration: Harpy or Siren carrying 2 youths
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 35
  • Width: 28
  • MPD: 8.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4-7/4
  • Paint: White slip 10YR 7/2, brown skin 5YR 5/4, purple-red 7.5R 3/4, black
  • Condition: No finished edges; missing all heads, outer parts of youths' bodies and legs
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