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4844, Canosa

  • Record number: 4844
  • Site: Canosa
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: D685
  • Remarks: Medusa head antefix. Plaque equal to contour of head/hair. "Alexander the Great"-type head with raised inner eyebrows, cowlick hair locks above. Wings at top sides(?). Snakes tied below chin. Eyes pierced. Scar from cover tile.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, D686
  • Publication record: Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Type of decoration: Medusa head
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.5
  • Width: 17.7
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Greenish white slip on front 10YR 8/1.
  • Height face: 10.1

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