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260, Capua, Curti

  • Record number: 260
  • Site: Capua
  • Building or zone: Curti
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Cf. heads on simas from Capua, e.g. Koch 1912, Pl. XXV P581
  • Remarks: "Provincial influence of Samnite & Oscan cultures" (Fischer-Hansen). Hair divided into 6 melon sections with sharply modelled, triangular nose. 8 short, widely-spaced palmette leaves, edge following contour; below, volute band ending in spirals. At right lotus leaf. On lower right edge, inward curving leaf. Th plaq 2-2.5. Dist. Outer volutes 23.4
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, p. 39, n. 1; K√§stner1984, p. 72, n. 55; Fischer-Hansen 1992, p. 195, No. 147
  • Publication record: Catalogue. Campania, South Italy and Sicily. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Fischer-Hansen, T.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1992
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
  • Type of decoration: Female head in lotus/palmette frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 28
  • Width: 35
  • Clay: Dark orange
  • Paint: Cream slip
  • Condition: Top half of plaque preserved
  • Height face: 11.1
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