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5610, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5610
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Position: Front pediment
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Remarks: Central acroterion of Gorgoneion. Grooves on sides probably for insertion between raking simas at apex. Pierced pupils. Mouldmade with incised details worked after moulding. Eyebrows hatched, snaky, curling up at center alongside nose. Finished bottom edge and right side. At back scar for tile backer at bottom, Th 4.8; above, slightly hollowed.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 178-179, no. II:29, Pl. 68:219; F. Roncalli, "Il gorgoneion tipo 'Belvedere' a Orvieto," AnnFaina 1, 1980; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, p. 377, 16.1.27; Gens Leningrad 1990, pp. 210-211, no. 3.4; Stopponi 2003, p. 250
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Leningrado. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 1990
    I templi e l'architettura templare. Author: Stopponi, S.. Journal and volume number: Orvieto I: Antichità, ed. G.M. Della Fina. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 2003. Pages: 235-273
    La civiltà degli Etruschi. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: yes & no
  • Height: 28.2
  • Width: 31.5
  • MPD: 7.6
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Black snakes, hair at sides of face, plaque alongside cheeks. Red hair at top, pupils, lips, gums, tongue, bands on soffit 7.5R 4/6. Skin brown with pink-red highlights 5YR 5/4.
  • Height face: 22.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 14.9
  • Width nose bottom: 6
  • Width mouth: 8.2
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