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6177, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6177
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Typhon. 3 joining fragments preserving upper chest and parts of arms, plus head. Pieces broken from both sides of head. H face hairline - lips 7.1, hairline - bottom of beard 11.2. Back flat with area behind head and chest deeply hollowed, smoothly finished. Possible scar for strut near bottom break.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 261; Andrén 1940, p. CIXXX, 469, No. II:11, Pl. 146:509; Riis 1981, p. 33, 15H; Knoop 1981, pp. 318-; Satricum: una città latina 1982, pp. 68-; Niew licht 1985, no. 75; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 242-243, 9.6.70
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruscan types of heads
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Le antefisse di Satricum
    Museo di Villa Giulia
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum
    Satricum: Una città latina. Catalogo della mostra, Latina
  • Type of decoration: Typhon
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: NN 1.2
  • Height: 18.5
  • Width: 30
  • MPD: 8.7
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3
  • Paint: Skin painted brown 10YR 6/4-5/4. Black: hair and beard (with white vertical stripes to pointed ends), eyebrows, lids and pupils. Red dot on right cheek 10R 4/4. Brown-red moustache and probably pappus on beard below lips. Inside of right ear cream with black lines.
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.2
  • Width nose bottom: 2.1
  • Width mouth: 2.7R
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