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4888, Lanuvium

  • Record number: 4888
  • Site: Lanuvium
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Silen and maenad. Silen nude with wreath on head, horse's tail and human feet. Right hand holds snake, left raised to shade eyes (dance gesture?). In front felines spring to right. Below is narrow plinth, H 3.3, W 24.7. Cover tile and strut on back. Holes for meniskos in each hand. H female face 5.7, Dist outer eyes 3.2.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 174, B615; Andrén 1940, p. 422, no. I:5, Pl. 131:456
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Type of decoration: Silen and maenad/felines
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 42.5
  • Width: 25
  • Clay: 2.5Y 8/2
  • Paint: Cream slip 5Y 8/3. Brick red on maenad's himation 10R 4/4. Brown-red on Silen skin and battlement pattern on top of base 10R 4/6. black on Silen hair, beard, wiggly lines on panther, background between panther and Silen leg, base of maenad shoes and possibly on base(?). Panther body brown to grey.
  • Height antefix base: 3.3
  • Width antefix base: 24.7
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