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3774, Tarquinia, Basamento Semicircolare

  • Record number: 3774
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Basamento Semicircolare
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 2831, 5045, 5046, 5049, 2595bis, Philadelphia, University Museum MS 1823 or 1828(?).
  • Remarks: Fragment of lower part of Acheloos head antefix with beard that falls in neatly sculpted flat strands, curving towards the center at the bottom. A long moustache frames the upper lip and reaches almost to the side edges of the beard. Below the mouth is a raised section of hair, a pappus, overlapping the main beard. At the right side is preserved part of the roll encircling the head, ending in a volute. Small cover tile scar from inside
  • Bibliography: Romanelli 1948, p. 218, no. 1; Cataldi 1993, p. 214, no. 40, fig. 32 right; Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 82, no. I.e.19; Winter 2006c, p. 135.
  • Publication record: Le terrecotte architettoniche arcaiche di Tarquinia: scambi e modelli. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Tarquinia e le civiltà del Mediterraneo. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 127-144
    Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 2004
    Tarquinia. Scavi e ricerche nell'area della città. Author: Romanelli, P.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1948. Pages: 193-270
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia. Author: Cataldi, M.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 207-220
  • Type of decoration: Acheloos head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 9
  • Width: 12
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Red lips and volute. Black beard.
  • Condition: Lower central part of antefix with finished bottom edge
  • Width mouth: 2.6
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.3
  • Inner W cover tile: 8
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