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4881, Lanuvium, Favissa just south of gate of Acropolis

  • Record number: 4881
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Building or zone: Favissa just south of gate of Acropolis
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Rome, Villa Giula nos. 3798-3799 and Leeds Museum
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with shell frame of cordoned convex tongues/openwork scale pattern/roll ending in upright palmettes.
  • Bibliography: Wiegand 1896, p. 17, fig. 4; Walters 1903, p. 171, B606; Fenger 1909, p. 15, fig. 53A, B; Strong 1914, pp. 166, 174, fig. 17; Luce & Holland 1918, p. 327, fig. 5; Luce 1920b, p. 353, fig. 1; Van Buren 1921a, p. 21; AndrĂ©n 1940, pp. 420-421, no. I:1; Winter 1978, p. 42
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum
    Etruscan shell-antefixes in the University Museum, Philadelphia
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.
    Le temple etrusco-latin de l"Italie centrale
    Terra-cotta revetments from Etruria in the University Museum, Philadelphia
    Terres cuites architecturales d'Italie
    The architectural decoration in terracotta from early Latin temples in the Museo di Villa Giulia
  • Associated elements: GR1890.6-14.1 (B605)
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: British Museum: GR1892.1-12.9 (B606)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 40

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