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7842, Tarquinia, Outside of Romanelli Gate, to left

  • Record number: 7842
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Outside of Romanelli Gate, to left
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Fragment of antefix with feline head in relief, preserving part of the forehead, with central furrow, left ear with outer ridge and central boss, curving left cheek and part of almond-shaped eyes, slightly slanted upward at outer edges, below relief eyebrows curving up to lower edge of ears.
  • Bibliography: Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 75, no. I.e.1; Winter 2009a, p. 172, 3.C.1.b, Ill. 3.3.3
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 2004
    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
  • Type of decoration: Feline head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 10.85
  • Width: 13
  • Clay: Reddish
  • Paint: Surface painted red, with white line surrounding eye, on vertical furrow in forehead, as horizontal line across lower edge of forehead
  • Condition: Preserves center and left side of head
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