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1894, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1894
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Hollow, handmade head wearing lion-skin helmet. Slightly larger scale than warriors, & slightly different technqiue with more of head hollowed (Th wall 2). Hole for meniskos (Diam 0.4). May be head of Herakles from columen plaque, where figures are of slightly larger scale than on mutulus plaques (Lulof).
  • Bibliography: Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 172, B 6.1.19 f; Lulof 2008, p. 201, fig. 13; Winter 2009a, pp. 463-466, 6.D.6
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario". Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Mediterranea 5. Place of publication: Pisa/Roma. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 197-214
    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
  • Associated elements: TC 6681.7 (2) + 6681.8 (1), 6681.7 (1, 3, 4, 6), 6681.8 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), 6681.11c (1, 2)?
  • Type of decoration: Herakles head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 6.3
  • Width: 6
  • MPD: 9.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red 10R 4/6 skin. black eyes with white pupils. Lionskin: teeth white 10YR 8/3, pelt light brown; at back, red area, separated from brown by black line. Near back, small patch of possible blue 5BG 5/1
  • Condition: Preserves top of head
  • Distance outer eyes: 3.5
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