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6242, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6242
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Silen head antefix. Equine ears, erect. Row of spiral curls above forehead; 3 waved strands alongside lower face. Wreath of ivy-leaves upright with interlaced stems, and a bunch of berries below each ear. Th plaque 3. H face forehead-lips 13.7. Clear mould, heavily and deeply modelled. Eyes, lips slant downward towards viewer. On back scar of large square strut. Back of plaque deeply curved forward at center and back at sides. Low round cover tile, restored.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 261; Andrén 1940, p. 468, no. II:7, Pl. 145:505; Riis 1981, p. 33, 14G; Satricum: una città latina 1982, p. 68; Niew licht 1985, no. 70; Andrén 1940, p. 468, clxvi, no. II:7, Pl 145:505; La grande Roma 1990, p. 243, 9.6.71 together with Juno Sospita
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruscan types of heads
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    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: Silen head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10245, 10246
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31.7R
  • Width: 30.5R
  • MPD: 10.3
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Surface brown, with traces of thick cream slip 10YR 8/4. Black: hair (including side edges of plaque), beard, ivy leaves. Red: berries cluster, ivy vine, moustache 7.5R 4/6.
  • Height face: 13.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 10.7
  • Width nose bottom: 4.7
  • Width mouth: ca. 4.9
  • Height strut: 7.4
  • Width strut: 8
  • Inner H cover tile: 9R
  • Outer H cover tile: 11R
  • Inner W cover tile: 12.5R
  • Outer W cover tile: 17R
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