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1864, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1864
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.4 (1, 3); New York 96.18.156 (GR 1033); Philadelphia MS 1808; Santa Severa (Pyrgi) 2
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with smooth section of hair ending in small scallops at edge across top of low forehead. Triangular face with large eyes (lids in relief), long nose, compact mouth. Back of head hollowed. Cover tile attached to top of plaque, with top painted reddish
  • Bibliography: AZ 28 (1870) 123, No. 4; Andrén 1940, p. 21, No. I:4b; Winter 2009a, pp. 249-250, 4.C.1.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 13.4
  • Width: 13.1
  • MPD: ca. 16
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: White surface 10YR 7/4. Red 5YR 5/6. Traces of black on hair, black stripes on top of head.
  • Condition: Complete head preserving full height, but lower locks of side hair broken off
  • Height head: 11.3
  • Height face: 8.6
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.6
  • Width nose bottom: 2
  • Width mouth: 2
  • Thickness tile: 1.6-1.8
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