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800, Caere

  • Record number: 800
  • Site: Caere
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Female head wearing low diadem above hair in convex, scalloped waves across forehead, falling behind ears in two rounded sections. On diadem, row of red arcs linking pendent pomegranates, alternating black and red. On neck, painted necklace. disk earrings. Little modelling except for cleft in chin. Bulbous eyes, narrow nose, thick bottom lip. Ear unmodelled, defined by paint. Back of head deeply hollowed with vertical finger marks. Black painted directly on clay, not over white slip. Plaque overhangs cover tile 5.5
  • Bibliography: Winter 2009a, pp. 440-441, 6.C.5, Ill. 6.10.1
  • Publication record: 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
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 18.9
  • Width: 15.7
  • MPD: 23.2
  • Clay: 5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3. Red 7.5R 3/4: alternate buds, arcs on diadem, lips, necklace band & alternate vertical stripes. Black alternate buds on diadem, eyes, eyebrows, hair, outline & center of disk earring, ear outline, nostrils, crescent area on top of head
  • Condition: Complete except for cover tile backer. Chipped nose, left cheek
  • Height face: 13.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.8
  • Width nose bottom: 2.5
  • Width mouth: 3.5
  • Outer H cover tile: 11
  • Outer W cover tile: 15.8
  • Thickness tile: 1,5
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