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4653, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 4653
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Bottom half of Silen head antefix with shell frame. Beard in 3 superimposed layers of curled locks. Clay doesn't look Caeretan. On back hollowed behind nose and mouth; below, scar of cover tile with thick added clay underneath to bond to plaque.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 53, no. III:17; Cianferoni 1991, pp. 123-124, no. 41, fig. 54
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Materiali ceretani del Museo Archeologico di Firenze. Author: Cianferoni, G.C.. Journal and volume number: StMat 6. Publication Date: 1991. Pages: 100-134
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.2
  • Width: 17
  • MPD: 12.6
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Black beard and moustache. Red skin and band on encircling rounded band.
  • Condition: Missing top of head and shell frame
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Width mouth: 4.3

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