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1178, Caere, Hera temple

  • Record number: 1178
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Hera temple
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Philadelphia, Univ. Museum MS 1809, MS 1812
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with flat band of hair across top of head, with central part & ending in scalloped edge across low forehead. Below ears, hair falls in 2 rounded strands. On back, curved cover tile conforming to top contour of head, with plaque overhanging below (H 2.5)
  • Bibliography: Mengarelli 1936, p. 75, Pl. 26.2; Andrén 1940, pp. 21-22, No. I:4c; Helbig4 III, p. 539, No. 2571; Winter 1978, p. 38, pl, 15.2; Winter 2009a, p. 430, 6.C.2.e, Ill. 6.7.5
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    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 luogo e I materiali del tempio di Era a Caere. Author: Mengarelli, R.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 10. Publication Date: 1936. Pages: 67-86
    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
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.4
  • Width: 15.5
  • MPD: 38
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3, red-brown disk earring outlines, discs on necklace 2.5YR 5/4, brown pupils & lips 5YR 4/3, black hair, eyes, ear outlines, earring dots, necklace vertical lines & dots
  • Condition: Chip from nose
  • Height face: 12.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.2
  • Width nose bottom: 3.1
  • Width mouth: 3.7
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