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4284, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 4284
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg: Wiegand, GNC p. 30, No. Xia, Pl. 177:2; Poulsen, HM, H.174, Bildtafeln p. 62
  • Remarks: Left part of figural revetment plaque with finished left edge. Part of 3 concave tongues with wide interstices, W 0.4. D roll 3. Figural frieze with 2 figures in chariot, left missing head, right complete. Left figure holds round handle of chariot in lowered right hand, wears belted garment with long vertical segments painted white/orange with orange horizontal bands above and below, and narrower vertical panels across hem. In left hand, spear red with black tip. Charioteer with black layered hair, red skin, brown tunic (short, with black inner lines and outlines), Holds reins in extended hands. Brown goad or whip in right hand. Chariot black with red mounting handle and long red handle with round end for mounted passenger. Wheel black with 5 red spokes and hub. 4 horses, 1st 3 (nearer) in relief, 4th painted only, no relief. H chariot 9.6. Diam wheel 4.9. H horse 14.7. L torso 16. Nail hole, Diam 1.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 14-16, no. I:1a, Pl. 4:6; Andrén 1974, pp. 4-5, fig. 22, Pl. VIII; Melis 1986, Group A2; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 157-8, B 6.1.5; Winter 2009a, p. 290, 4.D.8.g
  • 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
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
    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 6681.6 entries
  • Type of decoration: Quadriga with charioteer and warrior
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25
  • Width: 31.5
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: 2nd, 4th strigils painted black/white/red with black edges. black roll. Orange segments of garment 5YR 6/6. Red spear with black tip. Red skin. Brown tunic 7.5YR 5/4. 4 horses, near horse black with incised lines for musculature, white trappings. 2nd horse (legs only) white with black outlines, 3rd horse (legs only) red with black outlines. 4th horse (legs only) dark orange with black outline.
  • Height top fascia: 2.1
  • Depth top fascia: 6.7
  • Height strigil: 7
  • Width strigil: 3.8
  • Height main field: 20
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 3.8
  • Height strigil: 7
  • Width strigil: 3.8

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