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1859, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1859
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.4 (11); Pyrgi
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, with hair at top of head forming sharp angle with top of cover tile, surrounding tall forehead in rippled finger-waves with scalloped bottom edge, with deep part at center. Round face with full cheeks, short triangular nose, full lips. Large disk earrings. No diadem
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 22, No. I:4e, Pl. 6:18; Winter 2009a, p. 433, 6.C.3.c, Ill. 6.8.3
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing large disk earrings
  • Current Collection: Antikensammlung: TC 6681.4 (12)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.5
  • Width: ca. 13.6
  • MPD: ca. 9.3
  • Clay: not visible
  • Condition: Complete face & head, broken below chin. Restored lower part & ct
  • Height head: 15.3
  • Height face: 12.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.9?
  • Width nose bottom: 3.5
  • Width mouth: 3
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