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  • Record number: 5359
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Orvieto
  • Remarks: Silen head antefix with floral shell frame. Finished side edge at lower left side. Back hollowed, deeply and smoothly, behind head . Shell deeply curved. Scar from cover tile near bottom, thick, somewhat squared. Said to have been in Collection Virgi 1947-1968, then London art market 1982. Listed in "Acquisitions 1983" of Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 255.
  • Type of decoration: Silen head wearing wreath
  • Current Collection: J. Paul Getty Museum: 83.AD.211.5
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 33
  • Width: 29
  • MPD: 8.9
  • Clay: 10YR 7/2
  • Paint: Red skin, inner ground between flowers and roll, neck, lower squares on base, alternating lotus leaves, palmette heart 7.5R 4/6. Black outer ground around flowers and shell edge, beard, eyelids, brows, pupil, upper squares on base meander. Blue palmette arc, lotus calyx, horizontal band tying tendrils, wreath 5BG 6/1. Gold-brown moustache(?) and central beard 7.5YR 6/6. Cream rounded band ending in volutes, palmette leaves, alternating lotus leaves, base ground(?).
  • Height head: 13
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.4
  • Width nose bottom: 2.3
  • Width mouth: 2.7
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Width shell: 9.4
  • Height antefix base: 2.8
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.5
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