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2595, Caere

  • Record number: 2595
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Central acroterion
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Full-figure central acroterion with figures of Eos and Tithonos.Th horn base 5. MPH Eos 62, W elbow-elbow 39, D 3.5. L elbow-finger tips 22.2, L wing of forward right foot 14.8. Th volute plaque 3.3 + relief volute 5. Separate with tip of left volute, non-joining but clearly belonging. W back support at top 4.8, middle 4.2, bottom 4.5, D top 2.5, middle 13, bottom 20.5. What was means of attachment to roof? Hole of unknown purpose in lower left side of support, Diam 1.4.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 36-37, no. II:16, Pl. 11:40, painted decoration Pl. B.1; Roncalli 1986, pp. 617-618; Goldberg 1987, p. 606; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 170, B 6.1.18; Kästner 1990a, pp. 47-60; Danner 1993a, p. 97, fig. 7; Winter 2009a, pp. 469-470, 6.E.1.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder
    Eos und Tithonos. Ein etruskischer Giebelaufsatz aus Caere
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The "Eos and Kephalos" from Caere: its subject and date
  • Type of decoration: Eos & Tithonos
  • Current Collection: Antikensammlung: TC 6681.1
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 84
  • Width: 90.7/102.6
  • MPD: 27
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red 10R 4/4. White 10YR 8/3. black.
  • Length torso: 30/20.5
  • H shoulder-waist: 15/12.5
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