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860, Rome, Capitoline/Ara Coeli

  • Record number: 860
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Capitoline/Ara Coeli
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Pensabene 1983, p. 51, Type 3
  • Remarks: Female head wearing pointed cap (tutulus) and diadem with black stripes or squares. Hair in tall shallow scallop locks, painted black. Red on diadem edge & line at top of hair. Broken around chin & through back of cap. Probably originally had head in round. Back slightly hollow with finger marks smoothing surface vertically. At top lumps of clay with finger impressions. Most of head is solid.
  • Bibliography: BullCACR 4 (1876) 227 (No. 49); (1889) 229 (No. 34); MonAnt 15 (1905) cc. 500ff, figs. 153 a-3; Helbig4 II, No. 1813; Andrén 1940, p. 342, No. I:4, Pl. 103:369; Gjerstad 1966, pp. 462-463, fig. 133; La grande Roma 1990, p. 69, 3.6.2; Winter 2009a, p. 443, 6.C.7; Mura Sommella 2010b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Early Rome IV.1: Synthesis of archaeological evidence. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1966
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    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
    Un volto divino? Una nuova proposta di lettura per l'antefissa dall'Arce Capitolina. Author: Mura Sommella, A.. Journal and volume number: BullCom 111. Publication Date: 2010. Pages: 7-13
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing cap (tutulus) & diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22.6
  • Width: 18
  • MPD: 16.5
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Buff slip 2.5Y 8/2-8/4, red 7.5R 4/8, black
  • Condition: Missing neck & sides of plaque & cover tile
  • Height head: 20.6
  • Height face: 14.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.3
  • Width nose bottom: 3.5
  • Width mouth: 3.9
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