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4466, Narce

  • Record number: 4466
  • Site: Narce
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: From Veii Portonaccio 2nd generation prototype datable to 480-470 B.C. of which variants are known at Caere and Pyrgi.
  • Remarks: Silen head antefix missing most of shell frame. Beard broken. H diadem 2. Alongside face at eye level, 2nd volute band with central red stripe crossing 1st and probably forming volute (Cf. Vetralla (?), Late Archaic Cerveteri female antefixes). Neck and hair projecting forward above base. Head hollowed in back above cover tile. Scar of square strut on cover tile top, beginning 3 cm from back of plaque.
  • Bibliography: De Lucia Brolli 1990, p.175, Pl. I.b; De Lucia Brolli 1991b, p. 120, Vetrina 39, no. 3
  • Publication record: Civita Castellana. Il Museo Archeologico dell'Agro Falisco. Author: De Lucia Brolli, M.A.. Journal and volume number: Guide territoriali dell'Etruria meridionale. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1991
    Un nuovo santuario a Narce sulla sponda del Treja (loc. Monte Li Santi-Le Rote, scavi 1985-86). Author: De Lucia Brolli, M.A.. Journal and volume number: La civiltà dei falisci. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1990. Pages: 173-195
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico di Agro Falisco
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22
  • Width: 17.2
  • MPD: 12.1
  • Clay: 10YR 6/6
  • Paint: Volute band painted with alternating red, cream, black diagonal bands. Back of plaque slipped cream. Red vertical stripes on front of diadem, inner ear, moustache, lips, top stripe on base with 2 open boxes. Black top of diadem, ear outline and hatching on edges, eyes, division of teeth, beard and hair, bottom stripe on base and 3 open boxes. Cream skin! 10YR 7/4. Triangle on beard below lip 7.5R 3/6.
  • Height face: 8.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.8
  • Width nose bottom: 2.2
  • Width mouth: 3.1
  • Height antefix base: 4
  • Width antefix base: 16.1
  • Width strut: 4.1
  • Depth strut: 3
  • Inner H cover tile: 7.6R
  • Outer H cover tile: 9.6R
  • Inner W cover tile: 12.8R
  • Outer W cover tile: 16R

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