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4290, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 4290
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg, Andrén 1940, Pl. 5:10 right.
  • Remarks: Left side of figural revetment plaque with part of 3 concave tongues and riders to left. Impossible to tell if side edges were trimmed after firing. Forelegs of near horse in relief, forelegs of far horse painted only. Tails of horses in front behind forelegs. Center of shield has whirligig. Fragment of horse head tops may not belong, has painted white manes. Head of far rider preserved. Near rider was leaning back, equals edge of white tunic and sleeve preserved near shield edge. Diam shield 8.7. H horse 18.3. L torso 17.8. H lower roll 0.9, D 2.6 red. Soffit painted with diagonal double bands in red/white.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 17-18, no. I:2a, Pl. 5:12; Melis 1986, Group B1; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 156-157, B 6.1.4; Winter 2009a, p. 293, 4.D.8.h
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Considerazioni e ricerche antiquarie su un gruppo di lastre fittili ceretani. Author: Melis, F.. Journal and volume number: Italian Iron Age artefacts in the British Museum. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 159-169
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    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: All TC 6681.6 entries
  • Type of decoration: Riders to left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Paint: Concave tongues white/black/white. Near horse red with incised lines for musculature and red mane. Reins and harness white. Far horse brown. Shield flat edge brown, whirligig in center white/ red/ white/ black with red center surrounded by white band. Head of far rider with red skin, black hair. Red spear with gray tip.
  • Condition: 3 fragments
  • Height top fascia: 2
  • Depth top fascia: 6
  • Height strigil: 7.8
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave strigil: yes
  • Height main field: 20
  • Soffit decoration type: Soffit painted with diagonal double bands in red/ white.
  • Height strigil: 7.8
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Concave: yes
  • Soffit decoration type: Soffit painted with diagonal double bands in red/ white.
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