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116, Tarquinia

  • Record number: 116
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: MS 1820, 1824, 1825, 1827, 2143; Tarquinia 1477, 1478; Florence 81791; Ann Arbor Kelsey Museum 29113, 29114; Sarasota, FL Ringling Museum 28.2111
  • Remarks: Rounded volute ends at bottom sides in acanthus leaf, then twines upward with tendrils ending in open flowers as off-shoots. Hollowed back with rounded strut (Diam 4)
  • Bibliography: Luce 1921a, p. 270, No. l; Andrén 1940, pp. 69-70, No. II:5; E. de Grummond 2000-2001, fig. 5
  • Publication record: A group of architectural terra-cottas from Corneto. Author: Luce, S.B.. Journal and volume number: AJA 25. Publication Date: 1921. Pages: 266-276
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Maenads and meaning: antefixes from Tarquinia in American collections. Author: de Grummond, E.. Journal and volume number: Bulletin of the Kelsey Museum 13. Publication Date: 2000-2001. Pages: 7-30
  • Associated elements: Silen head antefixes
  • Type of decoration: Female head in floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: University Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23
  • Width: 20.2
  • Paint: Red on shell inner surface, diadem top & veil, hair. Diadem gold. Eyes red
  • Height strut: 10.5
  • Width strut: 4
  • Depth strut: 4

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