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217, Caere

  • Record number: 217
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Central warrior, larger scale than other warrior figures from columen and mutuli plaques, but = fabric & workmanship. H shoulders-drapery tip 19.6. Finished edges along outer contour; plaque (Th 1.7) between legs only. Base (with finished side edges) probably projected in front of apex with square support (D 5.4) behind, attached to ridge. New fragment with red shield edge & left forearm in shield strap attached to waist. Paint well-preserved.
  • Bibliography: Andr├ęn 1940, pp. 37-40, No. II:17, Pl. B.2-3 & 11:41; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, Pl. 128 left; Danner 1993a, p. 103, Abb. 19 (crowning figure); Lulof 2008; Winter 2009a, pp. 472-473, 6.E.1.e, Ills. 6.17 & 6.20, Fig. 6.34; Lulof in Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 158-159, no. 74
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschr├Ągen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario"
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
  • Associated elements: Columen & mutuli plaque warriors
  • Type of decoration: Striding warrior to right
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 25A (H.168)
  • Height: 59.5
  • Width: 22
  • MPD: 11
  • Clay: 5YR 5/4?
  • Paint: Orange-red 10R 4/6, white slip, brown 5YR 5/4, brown/black, black
  • Condition: Complete except right arm, left hand, plaque between legs
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