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1861, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1861
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.3 (1); Paris Cp 5164; Philadelphia MS 1814
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing tall diadem (H 4) above wide band of finger-waves framing tall forehead. Eyes moulded as raised flattish ovals. Compact mouth with full lower lip. Large disk earrings. Cover tile attached at mid-height of plaque, with upper back of plaque concave. Strut/ridge between cover tile top & top of diadem (W 1, H. 9.2, D 3.7 from deepest part of concave back).
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 33, No. II:11b; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 174, B 6.1.24; Winter 2009a, pp. 438-439, 6.C.4.c, Ill. 6.9.3
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    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: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23.9
  • Width: 15.9
  • MPD: ca. 13.2
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: White 10YR 8/3. Red 7.5R 4/4. black (painted over white) hair, eyes. Diadem decoration = TC 6681.3 (1) with alternating black/red/red vertical stripes, horizontal red stripe between black, row of brown circles with black central dots
  • Condition: 2 joining pieces; missing lower sides & neck
  • Height head: 19.1
  • Height face: 16
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
  • Width mouth: 3.1
  • Thickness tile: 1.8-2.1
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