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1231, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Celle

  • Record number: 1231
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Celle
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Hollow handmade female torso wearing chiton & mantle, mounted on plaque painted black. Mantle. worn over chiton, is richly painted deep red with decorated border with cream palmettes, wavy lines, meander (at mid-calf height) slightly raised in relief from thick paint. Flat finished upper back (narrower than natural, D 13 right breast tip - back). Cross wall of terracotta inside front to back in lower torso.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 89, No. II:1, Pl. 26:93 & C:1; Helbig4 III, p. 718, No. 2808; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, 10.16
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    La civiltà degli Etruschi. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Associated elements: 2513-2514, 3787; 2497 & 2496 in Civita Castellana Museum
  • Type of decoration: Draped female torso
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 90.5
  • Width: 36.5
  • MPD: 30
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/4, red, black
  • Condition: Missing head, right arm
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