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3255, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 3255
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Herakles torso with lion-skin wrapped obliquely and knotted at neck, over white chiton with painted folds. Hollow, handmade.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1986b, p. 15, pl. 3.c; Danner 1993a, p. 96; Lulof 2000, p. 210, fig. 4 right; Winter 2009a, p. 467, 6.E.1.a
  • Publication record: Archaic terracotta acroteria representing Athena and Herakles: manifestations of power in central Italy
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Nuovi dati per la storia urbana di Caere
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Herakles torso with lion-skin
  • Current Collection: C.N.R. storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis: 84.21
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 23.3
  • Width: 16.3
  • MPD: 8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: White chiton 10YR 8/3. Light brown skin 7.5YR 7/4 with black hatching for hair.
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