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1456, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1456
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Position: Pediment floor
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Civita Castellana, Vignale Smaller temple (No. II:4) & Lo Scasato (No. III:3)
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with Silen head in deep relief, wearing lion-skin knotted below chin, surrounded by floral shell frame, with narrow base bordered at bottom by rounded moulding (H 0.9). Crisp mould
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 118, No. II:5, Pl. 44:145
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
  • Associated elements: 12503, full-figure antefix 12507
  • Type of decoration: Silen head wearing lion-skin knotted below chin
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 12502
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 19.1
  • Width: 19.3
  • MPD: 10
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Red skin 2.5YR 6/6, blue 5BG 6/1 on lion-head, base of animal ears, possibly on moustache, purple 5R 4/3 on base, ground of floral shell, black paws, beard?
  • Condition: Missing parts of top & left side of shell
  • Height face: 12.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.9
  • Width nose bottom: 2.1
  • Width mouth: 2.9
  • Height antefix base: 2.3
  • Width antefix base: 15
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