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5871, Orvieto, Cannicella

  • Record number: 5871
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Cannicella
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Remarks: Central acroterion of battle between a male and a female figure. Face measurements are from male warrior (female face not preserved). H cuirass 16.6. Iron nails in top of head, left arm, right shoulder. Back of plaque flat, painted as drapery. Finished left edge. 2nd fragment preserves part of spiral frame with tongue edge, right bent arm of female. MPH 29.4, MPW 20.6, MPD 5. W spiral 4.3. Flat back painted with spiral, male leg to left. N.B., more fragments have since been added.
  • Bibliography: Gens New York 1991, pp. 261-266, no. 6.1; Stopponi 1991; Stopponi 1993, p. 160, fig. 10; Danner 1993a, p. 97; Torelli 2000, p. 620, no. 268; Stopponi 2003, fig. 12; Stopponi 2011
  • Publication record: Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschr√§gen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a New York
    Gli Etruschi
    I templi e l'architettura templare
    Terrecotte architettoniche da Orvieto
    Un acroterio dal santuario di Cannicella ad Orvieto
  • Associated elements: Database ID numbers (5871-5876)
  • Type of decoration: Battle between male and female figure
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 80560 + 83595 + 770
  • Height: 27.4
  • Width: 24
  • MPD: 10.2
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Surface 10YR 7/3. Brown skin 7.5YR 5/4. Red-purple on drapery/mantle of female and lips and spot on cheek of male 5R 3/3. Blue edges on black mantle with white outer band and red edge.
  • Height head: 8.1
  • Height face: 6.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.1
  • Width mouth: 1.8
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