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486, Caere, Temple of Hera/Valle Zuccara

  • Record number: 486
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Temple of Hera/Valle Zuccara
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 2 other examples in Museum, one complete (ID 485), one with top of head. Cf. Andrén 1940, p. 22, No. I:4d, Pl. 6:16
  • Remarks: Female head with squared top edge to flat hair, scallop edges & central part, 2 plain rounded strands of hair at sides of face, large raised eyes, broad nose, thin lips. Back hollowed with scar of cover tile = contour of top of head. Plaque overhangs cover tile (H 5). Th plaque 2.3
  • Bibliography: Nardi 1989a, p. 67, fig. 34 right; Winter 2009a, pp. 428-429, 6.C.2.a
  • Publication record: Appunti sui santuari urbani. Author: Nardi, G.. Journal and volume number: QArchEtr 17. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1989. Pages: 51-68
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Associated elements: Simas, painted eaves tiles with large palmettes & red circles, floral revetment plaques, horse hoof
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.5
  • Width: 14.3
  • MPD: 10.7
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Height face: 12.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 8
  • Width nose bottom: 3.2
  • Width mouth: 3.1
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