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1889, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1889
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Remarks: Head of hollow, handmade figure of bearded warrior wearing Attic helmet with cheekpieces; beard & moustache. Lower crest decorated with latticework, with red dots in center of each square and red bands at top and bottom, and palmette. Left side more finished than right
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 40, No. II:18a, Pl. 10:35; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 170-172, B 6.1.19; Lulof 2008, p. 202, fig. 9; Winter 2009a, pp. 463-466, 6.D.6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario". Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Mediterranea 5. Place of publication: Pisa/Roma. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 197-214
    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
  • Associated elements: TC 6681.7 (2) + 6681.8 (1), 6681.7 (3, 4, 5, 6), 6681.8 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), 6681.11c (1, 2)
  • Type of decoration: Bearded warrior head in Attic helmet
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 9.5
  • Width: 5.7
  • MPD: 8.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 8/4 on crest & around eyes, below red. Red 2.5YR 4/8 skin, lips, top & bottom of lower crest, dots inside latticework. Brown 7.5YR 6/6 helmet. Gray 5YR 4/1 helmet front & cheekpieces. Black eyes, inner details of palmette alongside crest, latticework on lower crest, spiral on helmet side, latticework on cheekpiece, beard & moustache
  • Condition: Broken through neck
  • Distance outer eyes: 3.4
  • Width nose bottom: 1
  • Width mouth: 1.1
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