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5810, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 5810
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: StEtr X, Pl. XXV.4, XXV.6
  • Remarks: Female head antefix. Preserving part of base, head, and right side of floral shell. Paint well-preserved. Slightly hollowed behind head. Scar from cover tile. No strut. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 51, Type III:11, Pl. 18:57; Riis 1981, Caere type 15A
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruscan types of heads. Author: Riis, P.J.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1981
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 24.4
  • Width: 21.1
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3. Black hair, eyebrows, lids, pupil, outline of tongue pattern on diadem, necklace chain, decoration on chiton, inner line of flat framing band and dots on it, plus ^s near beginning of volutes, outline of volutes, bottom square of meander on base. Red-brown 2.5YR 4/4-4/6 central vertical band on diadem tongues, lips, necklace and chiton, ivy stem, top square of base meander.
  • Height face: 10.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.6
  • Height antefix base: 3.5

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