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1179, Caere, Hera temple

  • Record number: 1179
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Hera temple
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: London, British Museum GR 1893.6-28.4 (B 624); Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek HIN 48; Munich 5170; Rome MNR 380168; Vatican 13883
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing tall, flat diadem above tall finger-waves of hair above high forehead. Hair falls below ears in two wavy strands. Large disk earrings. Plaque rises above curved cover tile and overhangs it at bottom (H 5.3)
  • Bibliography: Mengarelli 1936, p. 75 , Pl. XXVI.1; Andrén 1940, p. 32, No. II:11a; Helbig4 III, p. 539, No. 2571; Winter 2009a, p. 437, 6.C.4.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il luogo e I materiali del tempio di Era a Caere. Author: Mengarelli, R.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 10. Publication Date: 1936. Pages: 67-86
    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
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief, wearing tall diadem & disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 27.3
  • Width: 17.3
  • MPD: 12.4
  • Clay: 5YR 5/4?
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3, gray pupils, red hair, small triangles on diadem, earring 2.5YR 3/6, blue traingles on diadem, black wavy lines on hair, eyes, rosette on earrings, necklace
  • Condition: Missing upper left edge of diadem, chips from hair & left eye
  • Height face: 16.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.7
  • Width mouth: 4.1

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