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6603, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6603
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefixes with strigil shell frame. Both Gorgoneion antefixes are larger than silen/female/Acheloos head antefixes. MPL of tile and plaque 76.2. D shell 7.7. L central strigil 14.8, W top 5.5, bottom 3.6. MPH top snakes 9.2. Handmade and slightly different in details of rendering from 2456: no wrinkles above eyebrows, different wrinkles on cheeks, extra snakes at neck.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 6, no. 2, Pl. 1:2; Les Etrusques et l'Europe 1992, no. 166; Helbig4 III, pp.527-528, no. 2555
  • 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
    Les Etrusques et l'Europe. Exhibition, Paris-Berlin 1992-1993. Place of publication: Paris. Publication Date: 1992
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 47.5
  • Width: 44.4
  • MPD: 80.2
  • Paint: Snakes alternating light brown iwht black v's, black with cream dots. Top horizontal stripe on base red-black, then cream, bottom black.
  • Height strigil: 14.8
  • Width strigil: 5.5-3.6
  • Height face: 19.6
  • Distance outer eyes: 10.8
  • Width nose bottom: 4.6
  • Width mouth: 11.6
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 14.8
  • Width strigil: 5.5-3.6
  • Height antefix base: 4.3
  • Width antefix base: 21.5
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