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4059, Campania

  • Record number: 4059
  • Site: Campania
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefix. H shell frame at lowest edge (where tongue curves downward around volute) 6.9. W 2.9, + raised edge border 4. Top central tongue, H 7.3, W 3.9, + raised border 5.1, Th 3.1. W rounded moulding 1.5, W recessed flat band 1.2. Diam volute eye 2.3. L fang 2.2. W tongue 3. Recessed base. Back flat and smooth with scar from round cover tile at bottom. Tongues of shell painted white with alternating black or red outlines inside raised border. Possible black paint on outer edge of border. Tongues convex and shell slightly concave. No earrings. Outer fangs upright. Re-working around mouth and nose. Bought from Töke Pétertöl.
  • Bibliography: Csornay 1987, fig. 24
  • Publication record: Ókori müv.. Author: Csornay, B.. Publication Date: 1987
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion in shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Szépmüveszeti Muzeum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 34.5
  • Width: 34.3
  • MPD: 6
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: On rounded moulding traces of black wide diagonal bands at sides. Flat band painted white with red outline and 3 horizontal stripes near bottom. Volute eye black. Hair black, red on ears, fangs, lips and outlining teeth, on tongue. Beard alternating strands of black and red. Chiton top with 2 wavy red bands and top border, dots in lower corners. Base with simple meander with black band across top and downward-hooking bands, red band across bottom and upward-hooking bands. White 10YR 7/2. Red 10R 3/2.
  • Condition: Complete except for cover tile and chips from top.
  • Height head: 16.6
  • Height face: 12.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.5
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
  • Width mouth: 7.7
  • Height antefix base: 4.77
  • Width antefix base: 21.7
  • Outer H cover tile: 13.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 19.2
  • Thickness tile: 7 (5 at sides)

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