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5630, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5630
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Head from pedimental sculpture of old man, "the seer." Meniskos hole, Diam 1.1. Opening through neck. Hollow, handmade. Pupils pierced. In hand, between index and 3rd fingers, curling strands of beard.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 174-175, no. II:6, Pl. 66:214; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 134, Pl. 197; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, pp. 376-377, 16.1.6; Cristofani 1985b, pp. 9-11, fig. 18; Gens Budapest 1989, pp. 96-98, no. 3.6; Gens New York 1991, pp. 268-271, no. 6.3; Stopponi 2003, pp. 250, 257, fig. 10
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Faone, la testa di Orfeo e l'immaginario femminile. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: Prospettiva 42. Publication Date: 1985. Pages: 2-12
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Budapest e Cracovia. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1989
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a New York. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 1991
    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
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Old man, "the seer"
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 16.4
  • Width: 10.2
  • MPD: 14.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Red skin, left ear, lips, underside of hand 10R 5/6. White eyelashes painted over red, white hair and beard, 2 teeth 10YR 8/2.
  • Height head: 14.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.8
  • Width nose bottom: 2
  • Width mouth: 2.5
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