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2597, Orvieto

  • Record number: 2597
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: TC 7540 (slightly larger than TC 7545 but same type); TC 7545 also has black hair and cover tile attached at eye level.
  • Remarks: Female head antefix surrounded by shell frame. Preserves head and roll from strigil shell above. Back of head hollowed. Coarser and larger than TC 7540, probably replacements. Pierced nostrils. Cover tile attached at eye level. Gold diadem with 3 rows of beads.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 193, no. II:3; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 302, D 4.1.6; Gens Budapest 1989, pp. 101-104, no. 3.12
  • 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
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Budapest e Cracovia. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1989
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16.7
  • Width: 13.3
  • MPD: 7.7
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 8/3. black-gray hair and eyes 10YR 5/1. Gold diadem 10YR 6/6. Red on roll 7.5R 4/8. Purple lips 7.5R 4/4.
  • Condition: 1 fragment; missing shell
  • Height head: 13.6/ 11.8
  • Height face: 10.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.5
  • Width nose bottom: 2.7
  • Width mouth: 3.1
  • Width fascia: 1.2
  • Torus or flat: torus

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