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458, Caere

  • Record number: 458
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Acroteria
  • Comparanda: 16386, 16379, 16385; mirror images 16381, 16383, 16384. = Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek HIN 24 (H.167)
  • Remarks: One of 4 pairs of horse heads and forequarters, legs raised, facing left, belonging with group of warrior riders, counterparts to Amazon riders. Near horse dark brown with red mane, far horse lighter brown. Square ridge up back for attachment to roof.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 45, No. II:20f, Pl. 13:46 upper left; Danner 1993a, pp. 102-103; Lulof 2008, pp. 204-209, fig. 14; Winter 2009a, pp. 480-481, 6.E.5.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario"
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Associated elements: 16378, 16389, 16391, 16377, 16376, 16393, 16388
  • Type of decoration: Horse heads facing left; warrior riders
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale: 16380
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 26.4
  • Width: 19.2
  • MPD: 5

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