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1243, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Sassi Caduti

  • Record number: 1243
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Sassi Caduti
  • Position: Pediment apex
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: For figural acroterion between volute bands with waves on outer edge, cf. Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek HIN 724 etc.: Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 9:f
  • Remarks: Statues in round of 2 warriors in combat, left figure (MPH 45.5) kneeling in profile to left with helmeted head turned back & upward, right figure advancing to left. Both figures wear cuirasses over tunics, thigh guards & greaves (H 16.5). Left figure holds shield on left arm (Diam 25) & sword with curved blade in lowered right hand, & rests right foot & left knee on horizontal border (H 3.3, D 5.5) painted with meander. Along left lower side, wide volute band (missing volute at top) with 2 channels, connected to horizontal border by flat plaque (Th 2) painted cream with red & black circles; outer edge of volute band formed by cutout wave pattern (H wave 7.4, Th 2), painted black with cream outlines.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 107-109, No. I:1, Pl. 36:124; Helbig4 III, p. 729, No. 2823; Proietti 1980, p. 243, fig. 330; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 118, Pl. 139; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, 10.11; Danner 1993a, p. 97
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Author: Proietti, G.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1980
    La civiltà degli Etruschi. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Pair of warriors in combat above volute band with cutout wave pattern
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 70
  • Width: 77
  • MPD: 14
  • Paint: Kneeling warrior: orange helmet, cream crest with red edge, black/brown flap with red edge, red-brown skin, black solid beard, cream cuirass with black edges on flaps & neck, brown thigh guards & greaves with cream borders. Shield inside painted red with cream outer band decorated with black wavy line, & strap. Standing warrior's thigh guard painted brown with edge decoration of tongues outlined in black on cream ground with red central vertical band
  • Condition: Missing upper torso & feet of right warrior & lower part of base/frame
  • Height face: 8.1
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