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6511, Veii, Campetti

  • Record number: 6511
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Campetti
  • Roof element: Miscellaneous/unknown
  • Remarks: Unknown roof element representing a Siren. Finished front and back with 2 holes for suspension(?). Missing tail. Small. Hollow, handmade. Contemporary with large acroteria. Upper lip wider. H wing 5, Th 1.3. Diam holes 1.
  • Bibliography: Vagnetti 1971, pp. 26-27, no. 1, pl. 1; Pallottino, Saggi di Antichit√†, vol. 3, Pl. XXXVI.3; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 10:a
  • Publication record: Il deposito votivo di Campetti a Veio (Materiale degli scavi 1937-1938). Author: Vagnetti, L.. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1971
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy. Author: Opgenhaffen, L.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 50-61
  • Type of decoration: Siren
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 22.7
  • Width: 16.4
  • MPD: 6
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4(?)
  • Paint: Red-purple front of dress and legs 10R 3/2. Brown back 5YR 4/3. Skin and tail ground 7.5YR 5/4 (dirty). On back, black hair with cream headband indicated in paint only, below red-brown. On front below drapery, tail paint with pattern of lozenges alternating red and black.
  • Height head: 6.7
  • Height face: 4.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 3.1
  • Width nose bottom: .9
  • Width mouth: 1.3
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