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1895, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1895
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Comparanda: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Remarks: Large piece of torso of warrior wearing cuirass with flaps (H 3.7, W 2.7) over red skirt with black hem, originally viewed in three-quarters back view. Cuirass painted with black latticework with red dots = helmet crest of TC 6681.7 (1). Raised right arm, scar of left arm broken off at shoulder. Hair falls on back in wide, long section (W 5.5), painted red with wavy edges & black wavy vertical lines. Scar of attached element below hair & to right side. Front of figure unfinished, with deep cavity on his right side, pierced with 2 holes near center top
  • Bibliography: Lulof 2008, p. 200, fig. 5; Winter 2009a, pp. 463-466, 6.D.6
  • Publication record: Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario". Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Mediterranea 5. Place of publication: Pisa/Roma. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 197-214
    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
  • Associated elements: TC 6681.7 (2) + 6681.8 (1), 6681.7 (1, 3, 4, 5, 6), 6681.8 (4, 5, 6), 6681.11c (1, 2)
  • Type of decoration: Warrior torso in cuirass and short tunic
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 26.2
  • Width: 11.8
  • MPD: 7.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/3 cuirass. Red skin 10R 4/6. Dark red 7.5R 4/6 hair, sleeve edge, skirt. Black
  • Condition: 2 joining fragments; torso preserved from neck to top of knee
  • H shoulder-waist: 11.6
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