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1545, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, larger temple

  • Record number: 1545
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, larger temple
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: One-third life-size male head with hair parted in center, drawn back from triangular forehead & above back of neck, with loose curls falling over ears; on head, winged hat (Diam 11.4), weathered & worn on top, with wings broken off. Handmade, beautifully crafted.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 96-97, No. II:1, Pl. 29:104-105; Helbig4 III, p. 732, No. 2828; Proietti 1980, p. 254, figs. 349-350; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 148, Pl. 244; Carlucci 1995, p. 90, fig. 13 (first quarter 4th cent. B.C.)
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
    Il santuario falisco di Vignale. Nuove acquisizioni
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
  • Type of decoration: Mercury/Hermes in winged hat
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 7310
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 13
  • Width: 11.4
  • MPD: 11
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red 7.5R 5/6 hat; light red-brown 7.5YR 6/4 hair with red overpainting; dark red-brown 2.5YR 5/6 skin
  • Height face: 7.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.4
  • Width nose bottom: 1.5
  • Width mouth: 1.9
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