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5347, Caere

  • Record number: 5347
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 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: Female head antefix with floral shell frame. D shell 17.3. On back deep hollow behind head, rounded cover tile with thick round strut from cover tile top to mid shell. Strazzulla visit 12/91: Roman, 1st cent. B.C./A.D. Type is probably late 4th cent. B.C. but with reworking of nose and mouth.
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 34.6
  • Width: 52
  • MPD: 37.3
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Red alternating palmette petals 1st, 3rd, 5th, central lotus lozenge, 2nd, 4th, 6th palmette petals, base, lips 7.5R 3/6. Pink skin 10R 6/4. Blue-gray tendrils 5B 6/1. Purple hair 5R 3/3. Gold diadem and large earrings 10YR 6/6. Dark pink dots on cheeks, lotus calyx, palmette head, chiton top 7.5R 5/4. White shell ground, eyeballs. Black alternating palmette petals, lotus petals, eyebrows, lids, pupils, mouth corners.
  • Height face: 13.3
  • Width nose bottom: 2.4
  • Height antefix base: 4.3-5.2
  • Width antefix base: 25

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