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431, Caere?

  • Record number: 431
  • Site: Caere?
  • Position: Corner
  • Roof element: Acroteria, animal statues
  • Remarks: Small female head with deep scallop locks, arching sharply down from forehead. Almond-shaped eyes with moulded lids. Back roughly hollowed. Possibly head of a sphinx lateral acroterion.
  • Bibliography: Winter 2009a, pp. 474-475, 6.E.3.a, Ill. 6.21; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 145-146, no. 69
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Associated elements: HIN 720-721
  • Type of decoration: Female head (sphinx?)
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 896
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 6.7
  • Width: 10.5
  • MPD: 4.4
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 7/3, black
  • Condition: Small fragment of top of head
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