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6570, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6570
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Ridge acroterion of Hermes/Mercury/Turms, preserving head in winged petasos. Hollow, handmade. Th wall 2. H hat edge 4.2. Petasos wing MPL 9, W 6.7 top, 9 base.
  • Bibliography: Santangelo 1952, p. 149, figs. 3-4; Helbig4 III, pp. 529-530; Colonna 1987b, p. 26, figs. 61-62; Cristofani 1978, fig. 69; Proietti 1980, p. 105, figs. 123-125; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 113, Pls. 122-123; Danner 1993a, p. 101; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 202, no. 5
  • Publication record: Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
    Il maestro dell'Ercole e della Minerva. Nuova luce sull'attività dell'officina veiente
    L'arte degli Etruschi. Produzione e consumo
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
    Veio. Santuario "di Apollo". Scavi fra il 1944 e il 1949
  • Type of decoration: Head of Hermes/Mercury/Turms
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 40772, 40778
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 33
  • Width: 32
  • MPD: 28.1
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Skin dark brown and pupil 2.5YR 2.5/4. Black hair, eyebrows, lids, pupil outline, 2 stripes on chiton. Yellow-brown neck, scale pattern on wing and feathers below, hat front edge 10YR 6/4. Cream chiton, petasos wing 10YR 7/4. Orange-red top edge to petasos rim and entire top 5YR 5/6.
  • Height head: 18.7
  • Height face: 16.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 10.3
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
  • Width mouth: 5.3
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