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243, Caere

  • Record number: 243
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Openwork cresting
  • Remarks: Winged female figure with polos decorated with discs, painted gold, with gold hair & flat disk earrings; white wings with red feathers; white tunic with purple-red edge & gold buttons on shoulders; purple-red mantle, wind-blown to right; Below & to either side open-work designs with flat relief palmette (H 10.2) at top, 5 cream leaves on blue ground with red arc above open-work heart; flat bands with cordoned edges (W 2.2, Th 2.6), cream, forming alternating figure-8s & whirligigs. 2nd set shows profile bent leg of kneeling or flying female figure to right (mirror image to other?)
  • Bibliography: Poulsen 1966, p. 47; Andrén 1940, pp. 53-54, No. IV:2, Pl. 19:60; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 48-51, no. 13
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Author: Christiansen, J. & N.A. Winter. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 2010
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling. Author: Poulsen, V.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1966
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: Il tempio arcaico di Caprifico di Torrecchia. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 113-122
  • Associated elements: Raking sima HIN 73 (H.253)
  • Type of decoration: Open-work floral & geometric designs/winged female
  • Last Recorded Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 57
  • Width: 78
  • Clay: Brown
  • Paint: Gold, red, purple-red, white, black
  • Cresting decoration: Palmettes/whirligigs/figure 8s/ winged female
  • Height cresting decoration: 45, + winged female = 57
  • Height floral element: 10.2 palmette
  • Height whirligig: 12.1
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