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4035, Capua

  • Record number: 4035
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, floral
  • Remarks: Floral antefix with upright palmette. Slightly concave shell with slightly convex tongues with raised borders, H lowermost tongue 3.8, W 2.2, + borders 3.2. H central tongue 5.5, W 3.2, + borders 4.1. Th 3.2. H rounded moulding 1.6. H recessed flat band 1.4. Diam volute eyes, outer 1.6, lower ones 1.4. H palmette 10.3, W 11.6. N.B. asymmetrical design. H central leaf including border 7, W horizontal band 11.6, H band 1, W base 17.2. Curved cover tile attached to bottom of plaque with black brown paint around circumference, H 13.5, W 17, Th 1.8. Bottom of plaque beveled inside cover tile. Back of plaque flat and smooth. Piece bought from P. Arndt.
  • Bibliography: Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 231, C2.4
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
  • Type of decoration: Upright palmette
  • Last Recorded Collection: Szépmüveszeti Muzeum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25
  • Width: 26.1
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Buff slip over surface, over which red paint is applied 10YR 6/3. No black. Purple-red: outlines of tongues, diagonal bands on rounded moulding, edges of flat band and volute, dot on volute eye, background around palmette, outlines on leaves, outer arc, XXs on central arc, heart, edges of horizontal band and volute eyes, 3-leaf palmette in interstices on base at inner corners of volutes, across base pattern of vertical zigzags between 2 horizontal stripes 5R 3/4.
  • Condition: Complete example except for chips from edges and missing cover tile.
  • Height palmette: 10.3
  • Width palmette: 11.6
  • Outer H cover tile: 13.5
  • Outer W cover tile: 17
  • Thickness tile: 1.8

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