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1081, Rome, Palatine hill: favissa under Casa dei Grifi

  • Record number: 1081
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Palatine hill: favissa under Casa dei Grifi
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Cerveteri: Riis 1981, A8?
  • Remarks: Fragment of female head from antefix plaque, with finger-waves of dark brown hair across crown of head & alongside temples, low forehead. Painted eyelashes, black eyelids with dark red circle on pupils, brown-red lips
  • Bibliography: Antichità 1 (1947) III 24, pl. 23; Gjerstad 1960, pp. 88-89, fig. 57; Helbig4 II, pp. 887-888, no. 2109; La grande Roma 1990, p. 91, 4.1.3; Winter 2009a, p. 347, 5.C.3.a, fig. 5.12
  • Publication record: Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium palatino
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 14.4
  • Width: 10.1
  • MPD: 6.7
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 8/2-8/3, brown-red 7.5YR 5/4, dark brown, black
  • Condition: Broken around top & sides, with finished bottom edge
  • Height head: 13.7
  • Height face: 10.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 7
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5
  • Width mouth: 3

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