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6587, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6587
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Comparanda: Italy of the Etruscans 1991, p. 262, no. 341
  • Remarks: Lateral acroterion of ram's head. Whole head with restored part of muzzle and back of head. H horn 11.5. Hollow. Raised section curving over forehead and cheeks with black painted edge similar to helmet with cheekpieces! Top of horn modelled with squiggly lines, bottom smooth. Inner and outer edges black.
  • Bibliography: Andr√©n 1940, p. 8, no. 9; Stefani 1953, p. 62, fig. 40; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, pp. 103-104, 5.1 C3; Danner 1993a, p. 102; Aversa 1997, p. 9, fig. 6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Le protomi di ariete nell'architettura etrusco-italica: una panoramica preliminare
    Santuari d'Etruria
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario
  • Type of decoration: Ram's head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: VP 573 (2268)
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 11.5
  • Width: 18.5
  • MPD: 14.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5/4
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.5
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