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1594, Fidenae, Hill of Villa Spada

  • Record number: 1594
  • Site: Fidenae
  • Building or zone: Hill of Villa Spada
  • Position: Pediment floor
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Several sites in Latium
  • Remarks: Flat antefix plaque (Th 2) with curved upper edge, surrounding female face in relief, wearing helmet with animal horns & ears. H plaque above helmet at center 6.5 cm. From worn mould. Head deeply hollowed on back (H 6.6, W 6.1, D 4). Scar from round strut
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 503, No. I:20; Quilici & Quilici Gigli 1986, pp. 106-108, pls. XXXII.2, XXXIII.1-2, XXXIV.1-2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 157, 7.2.1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Fidenae
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
  • Type of decoration: Juno Sospita head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 26745
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23.1
  • Width: 19.3
  • MPD: 7
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Buff slip 10YR 7/4 skin, plaque ground, overpainted palmette on helmet, spots on helmet's raised lower edge; red-brown 2.5YR 5/4 stripe & squares along outer edge of plaque, across plaque above helmet, alternate oblique rows of small boxes on checkerboard of helmet crest, raised bottom edge of helmet, lips; black base line on plaque surrounding helmet crest, alternate rows of squares on checkerboard, helmet, eyes, wavy lines indicating hair below helmet cheekpiece, strands of hair on left side, animal ears & horns on helmet
  • Condition: Preserves top of antefix plaque
  • Height face: 5.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.9
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 2.4
  • Height strut: 6
  • Width strut: 6
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