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1755, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof

  • Record number: 1755
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta - Etrusco-Ionian roof
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Ficana 37791
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing painted diadem, disk earrings, painted necklace with 3 bullae. Eyes painted only, no relief. Lips sharply curved into Archaic smile. Diadem projects above cover tile in back, and plaque overhangs cover tile below by 7 cm.. Back roughly hollowed out behind head with finger marks
  • Bibliography: Knoop 1987, p. 14, no. 15, pl. 12; Winter 2009a, pp. 435-436, 6.C.4.a, fig. 6.15 [giving inv. as 10195/1 (10194)]
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Place of publication: Assen. Publication Date: 1987
    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
  • Associated elements: 10194/1, 10195/1, 10194 (4 antefixes), 10195 (3 antefixes), 10196, 10197 (5 antefixes), 10198 & 10199 (2 upper sides), 19200, --/SN 44a, C1, T35/2/658
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief, wearing painted diadem, disk earrings, necklace with 3 bullae
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25.1
  • Width: 18.1
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Yellow 10YR 8/3 on front & top of plaque; black 2 rows of hatched pattern on diadem, eyebrows, lids & pupils, ear outlines, X & dots on earrings, hair; red on lips, earring & necklace, diadem herringbone converging at top. Oblique White bands on black hair at side s of head below ears (fillets?)
  • Condition: Missing lower right corner
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