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4661, Orvieto, Temple at Church of S. Giovanni Evangelista dedicated to Etruscan Jupiter

  • Record number: 4661
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Temple at Church of S. Giovanni Evangelista dedicated to Etruscan Jupiter
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Columen or mutulus plaque of laughing Silen. Handmade, somewhat hollowed. 5 round holes in crown, iron nails in 2. Asymmetrical features. H face + beard 9.2. Head in round, possibly from full-figure antefix(?).
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 158, no. 1, Pl. 58:190; Santuari d'Etruria 1985,pp. 80-81, 4.6, from full-figure antefix or acroterion; Strazzulla 1989, p. 977; Stopponi 2003, p. 238, fig. 3
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    I templi e l'architettura templare
    La decorazione frontonale del tempio del Belvedere di Orvieto
    Santuari d'Etruria
  • Type of decoration: Laughing Silen
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: 71210
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 11.4
  • Width: 10.9
  • MPD: 10.3
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Black hair, brow, eyelids, pupils, beard. Dark red skin, bottom lip, moustache 10R 3/6. Lighter red beard, "tongue". Beige inside ear. White teeth. Underside of beard painted black and outer edge. Red center of beard.
  • Height face: 9.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.5
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5
  • Width mouth: 3.1
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