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1149, Capua

  • Record number: 1149
  • Site: Capua
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Satricum: Knoop 1987. Koch 1912, P.173-198: Santa Maria a Capua Vetere; Berlin 7159; London, British Museum B593, B594, B604; Paris, Louvre 5950; Cairo, Musee Egyptien 26668
  • Remarks: Plaque with female head in relief, with scalloped locks across forehead & 2 beaded strands alongside head and neck, falling straight down to bottom border. Surrounding head, shell frame of convex tongues with raised borders forming scalloped outer edge; inside tongues, convex arching band, bordering flat fascia ending in volutes with round eyes at bottom, alongside hair strands. Across bottom, flat border. On back, small opening from underside of cover tile into area between front & back of plaque. No strut or ridges. Bottom of plaque inside cover tile beveled 3 cm.
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, pp. 41-43, Type IV, Capua, Pl. VIII.1; Serra 1934, pp. 5 & 13 top row, center
  • Publication record: Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    Il R. Museo Artistico Industriale di Roma. Author: Serra, L.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1934
  • Type of decoration: Female head in strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo dei Conservatori
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 33
  • Width: 35.9
  • MPD: 10.5
  • Clay: 2.5YR 4/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 2.5Y 6/4, black on hair, red-brown around otp of cover tile
  • Condition: Fairly complete except for chips from shell edge & cover tile
  • Height strigil: 5.3-6
  • Width strigil: 3.7-3.8
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height face: 10.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.2
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 2.7
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 5.3-6
  • Width strigil: 3.7-3.8
  • Convex: yes
  • Width fascia: 1.6
  • Torus or flat: flat
  • Height antefix base: 2.6
  • Width antefix base: 25
  • Inner H cover tile: 14
  • Outer H cover tile: 14.5
  • Inner W cover tile: 10.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 20.5
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