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1851, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1851
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Cerveteri 70706; Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum 11.865; Florence 75462; Rome MNR 115394
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head wearing diadem (H 3.8) with painted red top edge above row of black crosses with red dots at ends, and disk earrings (Diam 3.1) with red edge & black spoke pattern. Hair across forehead in deep finger locks, falling below ears in 2 wavy ribbon strands. On neck painted wavy red band as necklace. Cover tile attached to back of plaque with plaque overhang (H 2.5), slightly concave where projecting above cover tile. On cover tile top, black stripe (W 1.6)
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 33-34, Type II:11c, Pl. 9:30; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 170, B 6.1.16; Winter 2009a, pp. 441-442, 6.C.6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem with painted crosses ending in dots, disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23.1
  • Width: 16.9
  • MPD: 19.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream surface 10YR 7/4. Red 2.5YR 4/6 ear outline, earring outline, lips, wavy band for necklace. Black hair, eyes & brows, inner ear, inner spokes of earrings
  • Condition: Complete except for chips from diadem top, nose, bottom edge
  • Height head: 16.1
  • Height face: 13.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.9
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Width mouth: 3.5
  • Inner H cover tile: 11.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 13.4
  • Inner W cover tile: 10.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 14.5
  • Thickness tile: 2.2-2.7
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