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3483, Caere

  • Record number: 3483
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 10 similar examples known with H 43-49.5 cm: Vatican 13978; Copenhagen NCG, HIN 70 (H. 250), London BM, 1893 (B621), 1863 (B622), Philadelphia, University Museum MS 1802, MS 1803, MS 1826, New York MMA GR 1040
  • Remarks: Antefix with female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery, surrounded by floral shell with 3 upright palmettes alternating with 2 lotus flowers. Strut. Heavily restored.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 175, B622; Andrén 1940, pp. 57-58, no. IV:6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Associated elements: 1893 (B621). Counterpart to Silen heads.
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery/floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 48.4R
  • Width: 46R
  • Clay: 10YR 6/3
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 6/3. Pink-red around edges and surrounding head 7.5R 4/4. Purple-red dress, lips, pupils 7.5R 3/4. Pale blue palmette heart 7.5R 6/Ng/. black ground for flowers. Gold earrings, hair, diadem 10YR 6/6.
  • Height face: 14
  • Distance outer eyes: 9
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