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7304, Satricum, "Etrusco-Ionian" roof

  • Record number: 7304
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: "Etrusco-Ionian" roof
  • Position: Ridge
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Comparanda: Clay color equal to Etrusco-Ionian eaves tiles.
  • Remarks: Fragment of male head from acroterion of Herakles and Athena. Preserves right side of Herakles head with lion-skin wound around, flap hanging behind ear. Th wall 2.1 top, 2.8 bottom. H ear 7. Lumpy interior.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, pp. 276-279; Lulof 1991; Lulof 1997a, pp. 88-90, fig. 2; Lulof 1997b; Lulof 2000; Lulof 2005; Winter 2009a, pp. 466-467, 6.E.1.a, fig. 6.31
  • Publication record: An Archaic terracotta head in the Villa Giulia. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Stips Votiva. Papers presented to C.M. Stibbe. Place of publication: Amsterdam. Publication Date: 1991. Pages: 111-117
    Archaic terracotta acroteria representing Athena and Herakles: manifestations of power in central Italy. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: JRA 13. Publication Date: 2000. Pages: 207-219
    Herakles en de tirannen. Archaische terracotta acroteria als propaganda?. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Lampas 30:4-5. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 307-324
    Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    Myths from Greece. The representation of power on the roofs of Satricum. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Meded 56. Publication Date: 1997. Pages: 85-114
    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
    Una bottega-tettoia ionica a Caere. Author: Lulof, P.S.. Journal and volume number: Dinamiche di sviluppo 2005. Place of publication: Pisa/Roma. Publication Date: 2005. Pages: 209-213
  • Type of decoration: Herakles head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Height: 16.3
  • Width: 19.2
  • MPD: 6.2
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Red: skin, ear, and lower part of lion head 2.5YR 3/6. Black eyebrow. Brown lion-skin 7.5YR 5/4.
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