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299, Orvieto

  • Record number: 299
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Orvieto, Campo della Fiera (Andrén No. II:2 Pl. 72:244) and Museo dell'Opera del Duomo; Firenze, Mus.Arch 87685, from Arezzo
  • Remarks: Female head wearing headdress, with deep waving tresses across forehead & at sides of neckfalling onto top of chiton. Well-preserved paint.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 506 No. II:1, Pl. 158:536; Poulsen 1966, p. 34; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 102-103, no. 46
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Type of decoration: Female head in shell frame
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: IN 2479 (H.192a)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31
  • Width: 25
  • Clay: 10YR 8/3?
  • Paint: Bright red 7.5R 3/6, dark red 5R 3/4, gold 10YR 5/6, white
  • Condition: Missing shell & base; large break from bottom right part
  • Height face: 11.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.7
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