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4859, Capua

  • Record number: 4859
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Replicas: Koch P218-226, 273-276, 6864; Siena 37787; Berlin TC 7896; Frankfurt a.M., Historisches Museum; Cairo 26667
  • Remarks: Female head from antefix plaque with small female head in diadem, with "Krobylos" hairdo with 2 beaded strands coiled over & around ears, falling downwards toward neck & drawn upwards again to be held in place by bands alongside bottom of ears. Missing surrounding floral elements: at either side of head, lotus leaves bordered by a flat fascia ending in a volute, above head 5 thick cordoned tongues of palmette. From Castellani 1877 group. Type Lotus B II.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 167, B591; Koch 1912, pp. 59-60, Type Lotus B II; Heurgon 1986, p. 171, fig. 4
  • Publication record: Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    Les antefixes archaiques de Capoue. Author: Heurgon, J.. Journal and volume number: Italian Iron Age artefacts in the British Museum. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 171-175
  • Type of decoration: Female head in "Krobylos" hairdo
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.1
  • Width: 18.5
  • Clay: 2.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Beige slip front and back 10YR 7/3. Red painted meander on diadem, eyelids, mouth, ear outline, dot earrings 2.5YR 2.5/2. Hair purple-black 5YR 3/2.
  • Condition: Head only preserved
  • Height face: 7.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 5

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