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6605, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6605
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Strut and cover tile similar to Silen head antefix
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with strigil shell frame. D shell 6.4. W strigil top 4.5, bottom 3 including raised borders.
  • Bibliography: Giglioli 1919, p. 27, fig. 10; Van Buren 1921a, p. 18 (Antefixae Div. IV, type XII), Pl. XII:1; Andrén 1940, pp. 6-7, no. 4, Pl. 2:4; Les Etrusques et l'Europe 1992, no. 168; Helbig4 III, pp. 531-532, no. 2559; Stefani 1953, p. 51, fig. 26a; Winter 1978, p. 41, pl. 19.3 Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 103, 5.1 C2; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 204, 12.2
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: RM 85. Publication Date: 1978. Pages: 27-58
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio. Author: Torelli, M. & A.M. Moretti Sgubini. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2008
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, E.D.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1921
    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
    Les Etrusques et l'Europe. Exhibition, Paris-Berlin 1992-1993. Place of publication: Paris. Publication Date: 1992
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    Veio. Scavi nell'area della città e della necropoli: statue fittili di età arcaica. Author: Giglioli, G.Q.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1919. Pages: 13-37
    Veio. Tempio detto dell'Apollo. Esplorazione e sistemazione del santuario. Author: Stefani, E.. Journal and volume number: NSc. Publication Date: 1953. Pages: 29-112
  • Associated elements: Counterpart to Silen antefix
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem and earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 42 (44R)
  • Width: 42
  • MPD: 30
  • Clay: Buff
  • Paint: Black alternating strigils and alternating outer edges (cream at frotn as side edges) black or red behind equal to strigil color, scallop pattern on raised encircling frame alternating with red, alternating half-discs at base of strigils, hair, eyes, alternating beads on necklace, bottom horizontal band on base, volute conical eyes. red-brown alternating strigils and opposite alternating half-discs at base, alternating scallops on encircling frame, ground on diadem for rosettes and central dots, rounded band at bottom of diadem, dots on disk earrings and raised center. Alternating beads on necklace and large pendant, top horizontal stripe on base, dot on left cheek, outline of volutes 10R 3/2(?). Cream skin, outline of strigils, encircling frame, diadem top and on front disks, dots on rounded band at bottom of diadem, eyeballs, central horizontal stripe on base, outline of half-discs at base of strigils and central dot 10YR 7/4.
  • Height strigil: 9.9
  • Width strigil: 4.5-3
  • Height face: 14.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.3
  • Width nose bottom: 2.6
  • Width mouth: 3.5
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 9.9
  • Width strigil: 4.5-3
  • Height antefix base: 2.8
  • Width antefix base: 20.6
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