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287, Praeneste

  • Record number: 287
  • Site: Praeneste
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Rome, Villa Giulia 42178 from Tivoli; Rome Tre Fontane MNR 125612, 125613
  • Remarks: Diadem with painted meander of red upper boxes and black lower boxes, separated by white band. Below diadem is pointed cap (tutulus)/veil with 3 folds with edges painted alternately black/red/white. Black hair, eyebrows and irises; red lips. Ears project forward in front of diadem. Painted necklace of wavy black line with red dots above and below; chiton top red. Finished bottom edge, no base.
  • Bibliography: Vagnetti 1966, p. 114, n. 22; Riis 1941a, Pl. 4.4; La grande Roma 1990, p. 143, 6.4; Cristofani 1992c, Pl. 33.2; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 66-69, no. 25
  • Publication record: Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Nota sull'attività dei coroplasti etrusche
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
    Über die Anfänge der 'römischen Kunst'. Die Zeit der Tarquinier
  • Type of decoration: Female head in round wearing diadem & tutulus
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 426 (H.169a)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25
  • Width: 17
  • MPD: 17.4
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Brown slip 10YR 7/3, black, red 7.5R 4/6
  • Condition: Missing lower left corner; chips from diadem top, outer ears
  • Height face: 11.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
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