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  • Record number: 5836
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Female head antefix. Diadem and upper part of head projecting above cover tile at back. Tall, flat diadem H 3.4. Scalloped waved hair with central part. Narrow, almond-shaped eyes, rounded, with thick lids. Long nose with narrow nostrils, mouth closed below, Archaic smile. Full chin, end slightly squared. Ears naturalistically rendered. Below, double(?) strands of waved (?) hair. Clay not visible; at cover tile break, black core. Smoothed with tool leaving fine lines. Area behind face deeply hollowed leaving thin edge, Th 1.1. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Briguet 1989, p. 202; Winter 2009a, p. 437, 6.C.4.a
  • Publication record: Le sarcophage des époux de Cerveteri du Musée du Louvre. Author: Briguet, M.-F.. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1989
    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 wearing diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24
  • Width: 17.1
  • Paint: Traces of black outline for leaves. Black hair. Brown slip 7.5YR 6/4.
  • Condition: Preserves all of face and diadem, but missing lower locks at side of face.
  • Height face: 16.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.4
  • Thickness tile: 2

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