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32, Caere

  • Record number: 32
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: MS 1805
  • Remarks: Antefix with Silen head surrounded by floral shell of 7-leaf palmettes & lotuses in relief. Face more complete than MS 1805. Crisp mould.
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, pp. 56-57, No. IV:5; Turfa 2005, p. 259, no. 291 (dated later 4th cent. B.C.)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Associated elements: Female head antefixes MS 1826, MS 1802, MS 1803
  • Type of decoration: Silen head in floral shell
  • Current Collection: University Museum: MS 1804
  • Mouldmade: Yes
  • Paint: Red 7.5R 5/6 face, ears, lips, eyelids, ground below face, top band & boxes on base; black beard; blue on lotus calyx, red-orange on edge of shell
  • Condition: Shell mostly restored
  • Height head: 25.6
  • Height face: 22.2
  • Distance outer eyes: 11.6
  • Width mouth: 8.4
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Width shell: 17
  • Height antefix base: 4
  • Width antefix base: 23.2
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