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1547, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, larger temple

  • Record number: 1547
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, larger temple
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Antefix with Silen head surrounded by shell frame. Colors well-preserved. On back, plaque hollowed behind head, strut from top of cover tile to shell back & 2 oblique ridges of clay to either side, to strengthen connection between plaque & cover tile. Tile squared at top just behind plaque
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 97-98, No. II:5, Pls. 30:106 center & G:6
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
  • Associated elements: 7285, 7286; female head antefixes 7277, 7287
  • Type of decoration: Silen head in strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 26.3
  • Width: 24.1
  • MPD: 18.3
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/4 on strigils, encircling rounded band, diadem, eyeballs, moustache, animal paws, base central band, back of plaque & cover tile top; dark red 10R 3/6 central vertical band of tongues, outer outline of encircling band & alternate oblique stripes on band, animal ears & skin, lips, top band & squares on base, dart tips; black/brown edge of shell & recessed outline of tongues, central stripe on volutes & alternate oblique stripes on encircling band, decoration on diadem, hair, eyes, dots on moustache, beard, stripe on paws, bottom band & squares on base
  • Height face: 11.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.6
  • Width nose bottom: 1.7
  • Width mouth: 1.7
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Width shell: 7.2
  • Height antefix base: 2.2-2.5
  • Width antefix base: 12.9
  • Height strut: 10
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.4
  • Outer H cover tile: 7.9
  • Inner W cover tile: 12.9
  • Outer W cover tile: 16
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