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1645, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 1645
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Antefix with middle-sized female head surrounded by flat fascia (H 1.2) ending in volutes (Diam eye 2.6)/roll (H 1.4)/strigil shell frame, with roll & flat base below chiton top. Strigils shorter at top, longer on sides, slightly convex & slightly curved forward at ends; not centered or aligned over head. Very crisp face mould & shell mould, well-preserved paint. Back of head hollowed and cover tile attached over this so that hollow is not visible. Large rounded cover tile. Between plaque and cover tile raised rounded ridge (W 1.2, D 1.5), higher & deeper at top center
  • Bibliography: Koch 1912, pp. 41ff.; Andrén 1940, pp. 467-468, No. II:6, Pl. 144:503; Knoop 1987, p. 80, no. 38, pls. 27-28; Satricum: una città latina 1982, pp. 58ff.; Niew licht 1985, no. 65
  • Publication record: Antefixa Satricana. Sixth-century architectural terracottas from the sanctuary of Mater Matuta at Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Place of publication: Assen. Publication Date: 1987
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Dachterrakotten aus Campanien. Author: Koch, H.. Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1912
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1985
    Satricum: Una città latina. Catalogo della mostra, Latina. Place of publication: Firenze. Publication Date: 1982
  • Associated elements: Middle size, with crispest moulds & most numerous: 10206, 10206a-b, 10207, 10207a-b, 10208, 10209, 10209a-I, k, l, A88, A104, C3, S1145/41, --/Y2, Y5, Y6, Y8-13, Y15, Y16, Y19-Y26, Y28-30, Y33, Y35; MNR 264021
  • Type of decoration: Female head surrounded by strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 32
  • Width: 36
  • MPD: 22
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 8/3; purple-red 7.5R 4/4-3/4 alternating inner outline of strigils, wide bands on flat fascia above ears with 2 at either side (W 7.8), large dots on fascia above head, outline of volutes, of ears, pupils, nostrils, lips, large dots on plaque between hair & flat fascia at sides, boxes on base; black alternating strigil outlines, wide band at top center of roll (W 11), volute eye, hair, eyebrows
  • Condition: Restored from several fragments
  • Height strigil: 5.1/6.1
  • Width strigil: 3.7/3.5
  • Convex strigil: yes
  • Height face: 10.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.7
  • Width nose bottom: 1.9
  • Width mouth: 2.7
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 5.1/6.1
  • Width strigil: 3.7/3.5
  • Convex: yes
  • Width fascia: 1.4/1.2
  • Torus or flat: both
  • Height antefix base: 3.3
  • Inner H cover tile: 18.1
  • Outer H cover tile: 19.4
  • Inner W cover tile: 19.6
  • Outer W cover tile: 23.3
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