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  • Record number: 5353
  • Roof element: Waterspout
  • Comparanda: For function, cf. corner spout of Acheloos head on compluvium tile from excavations at the Auditorium in Rome.
  • Remarks: Acheloos head. Large male head with horns and animal ears. Handmade, with snail curls across forehead, finished top edge. broken through mouth, but preserving small section of finished edge along bottom of top row of teeth. Reed impressions in row around horns. On back, vertical scars along sides and bottom of piece. Head hollowed behind, smoothly finished. Said to have been in Collection Virgi 1947-1968, then London art market 1982. Listed in "Acquisitions 1983" of Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 255.
  • Type of decoration: Acheloos head
  • Last Recorded Collection: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 19.6
  • Width: 26.5
  • MPD: 11.9
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6 at fresh break, 10YR 7/4 elsewhere
  • Paint: Skin brown 5YR 5/4. Gray horns 10YR 6/2. Black hair, eyebrows, lids, pupils, moustache. Light brown ears 10YR 6/3 with darker brown inside 5YR 5/3. White eyeballs.
  • Distance outer eyes: 12.1
  • Width nose bottom: 4.4R
  • Width mouth: 5.8
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