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1154, Capua

  • Record number: 1154
  • Site: Capua
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Koch 1912, P138-166; Santa Maria a Capua Vetere; Firenze 72998; Berlin 7899; Copenhagen Ny Carlsberg H.94, H.95 (HIN 675, 676), H.191 (HIN 53); Copenhagen Nationalmuseum 32; Cairo, Musee Egyptien 26666
  • Remarks: Female head wearing diadem, in relief and tilting downward, with flat crown of hair, parted in center, with relief edge across forehead. Two strands of beaded locks alongside head, neck & chiton top, curling around discs below lotus petals flanking head. At left, pendent lotus. Below, recessed bottom border with painted meander. Back of plaque: hollow behind face, painted black. 2 oblique raised ridges (W 5.4, Th 3.4) from cover tile to outer edges painted with brown-black wash, including outer sides of plaque.
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, pp. 56-57 & Pl. XXXIII.1
  • Publication record: Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem framed by lotus
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo dei Conservatori
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 38
  • Width: 38
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6
  • Paint: Cream slip over which thick cream paint on front 10YR 8/3; dark red 7.5R 3/4 diadem, area of background for pendent lotus; purple-red 5R 3/3 volute band above diadem, raised edges of lotus leaf, outline of calyx & disk & rays, chiton folds, necklace, ear outline, top of meander & pendent hooks; black hair, volute eyes, lotus inner part of leaf & calyx, meander bottom band & upright hooks
  • Condition: Missing top of floral shell
  • Height face: 11.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.3
  • Width mouth: 3.2
  • Type shell: Lotus & palmette
  • Height antefix base: 6.7
  • Width antefix base: 22.2
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