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6604, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6604
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Silen head antefixwith strigil shell frame.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 6, no. 3, Pl. 2:3; Pallottino, Saggi di Antichità, III, Pl. XXXVI.2; Les Etrusques et l'Europe 1992, No. 167; Helbig4 III, pp. 531-532, no. 2559; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 204, 12.3
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Les Etrusques et l'Europe. Exhibition, Paris-Berlin 1992-1993
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 2342 VEX 06
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 36 (44R)
  • Width: 41
  • MPD: 31
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4-6/6
  • Paint: Cream slip over which painted strigil edges, half-disk edges and dot, raised encircling band, eyeballs 10YR 8/3. Black alternate strigils and opposite alternate half-disks at bottom, and all their top edges, decoration on raised fascia above head, diadem front, eyebrows, lids, pupils, beard and moustache, hair, outline of volute and conical eye. Red-brown alternate strigils and opposite alternate half disks, dots on raised fascia above head (below black pattern) central band inside animal ears, lips. Brown skin 2.5YR 3/4.
  • Height face: 17.8R
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.9
  • Width nose bottom: 4
  • Width mouth: 4.3
  • Height antefix base: 3.8
  • Width antefix base: 21.9R
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