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5837, Caere (?)

  • Record number: 5837
  • Site: Caere (?)
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen NCG HIN 894, HIN 900, HIN 901, HIN 902; Berlin TC 6681.4 (9); Leipzig TK 366; Paris Louvre 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. Preserves only head. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 22, no. I:4d, pl. 6:18 (with restored shell, not belonging); Briguet 1989, p. 202, n.138; Winter 2009a, pp. 428-429, 6.C.2.a
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Le sarcophage des époux de Cerveteri du Musée du Louvre. Author: Briguet, M.-F.. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1989
    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 wearing painted earrings & necklace
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 16.8
  • Width: 12.3
  • MPD: 9.4
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Surface slip beige 10YR 6/4. Black hair, eyebrows, lids, pupils, ear outlines, stripe of necklace. Red lips, dot earrings, necklace cross-stripes 5R 3/4.
  • Height face: 11.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.9

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