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7609, Caere

  • Record number: 7609
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: 10 similar examples known with H 43-49.5 cm: Vatican 13978; Copenhagen NCG, HIN 70 (H. 250), London BM, 1893 (B621), 1863 (B622), Philadelphia, University Museum MS 1802, MS 1803, MS 1826, New York MMA GR 1040
  • Remarks: Antefix with female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery, surrounded by floral shell with 3 upright palmettes alternating with 2 lotus flowers. Has reverse painting of Silen head antefix.
  • Bibliography: Helbig4 I, pp. 579-580, no. 782; Andrén 1940, pp. 57-58, no. IV:6; Danzi et al. 2003, p. 132 & color pl. on p. 154
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Vaticano. Museo Gregoriano Etrusco. Author: Danzi, G., F. Buranelli & M. Sannibale. Place of publication: Vatican City. Publication Date: 2003
  • Associated elements: Counterpart to Silen head antefix 14118
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem, large earrings, drapery/floral shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Etrusco Gregoriano
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Paint: Black ground behind floral relief. Black diadem. Red hair, large earrings, drapery. Bottom border has battlement pattern with black above and red below.

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