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5809, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 5809
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Houston ID 4955. For shell, Andrén 1940, no. III:9 with female head
  • Remarks: Shell antefix with head of black man with nappy hair on top of head and at sides. Shell decorated with flat serpentine band. Deeply curving shell. No base. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 51, no. III:10; Briguet 1977, cat. no. 35 & 36 2 examples; Briguet 1988, p. 79, fig. 80; Villard n.d., pp. 20-23, no. 35
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Aspects de l'art des Etrusques dans les collection du Louvre
    Aspects de l'art des Etrusques dans les collections du Louvre
    Le sarcophage des époux de Cerveteri du Musée du Louvre
  • Associated elements: S2627F from same mould
  • Type of decoration: Head of black man
  • Current Collection: Musée du Louvre: Cp 4797
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25R
  • Width: 28.5
  • MPD: 15.5
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Black alternating interiors of shell band, outlining volutes, skin. Red 10R 3/6 alternating interiors, diagonal bands on roll, ground around head and hair at sides around ears, central stripe on volutes, volute eyes, band on chiton and dots below.
  • Height face: 9.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.3

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