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18, Caere

  • Record number: 18
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 10 similar examples known with H 43-49.5 cm: Vatican 13978; Copenhagen NCG, HIN 70 (H. 250), London BM, 1893 (B621), 1863 (B622), Philadelphia, University Museum MS 1802, MS 1803, MS 1826, New York MMA GR 1040
  • Remarks: Antefix with female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery, surrounded by floral shell with 3 upright palmettes alternating with 2 lotus flowers. W double volutes 20.4
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 57-58, No. IV:6; Turfa 2005, p. 258, no. 289 (dated later 4th cent. B.C.)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Author: Turfa, J.M.. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication Date: 2005
  • Associated elements: Silen head antefixes MS 1804, MS 1805
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery/floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: University Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 47.8
  • Width: 48.5
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Red ground 7.5R 5/6, dark red hair, drapery, lotus & palmette calyxes 5R 4/4
  • Condition: Face is plaster cast
  • Mouldmade decoration: No
  • Painted decoration only: No
  • Height floral element: 15.5
  • Width palmette: 19.5
  • Width lotus: 23.5
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Width shell: 16
  • Height antefix base: 6
  • Width antefix base: 23.6
  • Width strut: 6.8
  • Inner H cover tile: 9.4
  • Outer H cover tile: 11.2
  • Inner W cover tile: 16.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 19.1
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