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231, Caere

  • Record number: 231
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: HIN 894, HIN 900, HIN 901, HIN 902; Berlin TC 6681.4 (9); Leipzig TK 366; Paris Louvre Cp 5185, Cp 4055; Rome La Sapienza M 275; Rome MNR 380163, 380164, perhaps also 380162; possibly also Tübingen S/10 2240; Vatican 13846
  • Remarks: Female head antefix. Mouth has sharply moulded vertical edges & lips of = width side-to-side, not followed by paint. Eyes defined by shallow channels above and below, but mostly by paint. Back of head hollowed
  • Bibliography: Poulsen 1966, p. 31; Andrén 1940, p. 22, No. I:4d; Winter 2009a, pp. 428-429, 6.C.2.a; Christiansen & Winter 2010, p. 63, no. 22
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 47 (H.181)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.8
  • Width: 9.9
  • MPD: 6.2
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3, black, purple-red
  • Condition: Cut off flat across lower forehead, preserves face, scallop locks on left side, neck with necklace of small red & black dots.

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