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1891, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1891
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Comparanda: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Remarks: Solid, handmade small helmeted head with beard & moustache, originally seen from front in three-quarters view to left. Right side less finished. Helmet with curved cheekpiece & pointed arch over nose, forming raised black element with waves at top, 2 each side coiling upwards and inwards towards center. Low crest, thick "wings" on outer side of helmet
  • Bibliography: Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 170-172, B 6.1.19; Lulof 2008, p. 200, fig. 5; Winter 2009a, pp. 463-466, 6.D.6
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Le amazzoni e i guerrieri di Vigna Marini-Vitalini. La ricostruzione di un frontone "straordinario". Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Mediterranea 5. Place of publication: Pisa/Roma. Publication Date: 2008. Pages: 197-214
    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: TC 6681.7 (2) + 6681.8 (1), 6681.7 (1, 4, 5, 6), 6681.8 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), 6681.11c (1, 2)
  • Type of decoration: Bearded warrior head in Attic helmet
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 8.6
  • Width: 7
  • MPD: 4.9
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red lips & skin. Black eyes, moustache, beard, ear outline, hair below helmet at back. Helmet brown with red stripes radiating from back of brown crest, black waves, cream "wings" with red front edge
  • Condition: Broken through neck
  • Distance outer eyes: 2.9
  • Width nose bottom: 1
  • Width mouth: .9
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