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483, Caere, Monte Abatoncino

  • Record number: 483
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Monte Abatoncino
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: AndrĂ©n 1940, pp. 33-34, No. II:11c; Riis 1941a, p. 10 n. 4, Pl. I:1
  • Remarks: Female head with long red finger-waves (H 3.8) across low forehead, double wavy strands at side of face. Flat upright diadem (H 3.8) with red outer edge, band of upright black/red stripes above red/white/black bands. Disk earring (Diam 2.9). Paint well preserved. Plaque overhangs cover tile at bottom H 3. Back hollowed below cover tile, flat & curving into cover tile above
  • Bibliography: Nuovi tesori dell'antica Tuscia 1970, p. 49, no. 32, color Pl. B; La grande Roma 1990, p. 142, 6.1.3; Cianferoni 1991, p. 123, no. 40 (530-520 B.C.); Winter 2009a, pp. 441-442, 6.C.6, Ill. 6.10.2
  • Publication record: La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Materiali ceretani del Museo Archeologico di Firenze. Author: Cianferoni, G.C.. Journal and volume number: StMat 6. Publication Date: 1991. Pages: 100-134
    Nuovi tesori dell'antica Tuscia. Catalogo della mostra. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 1970
    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
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 22.9
  • Width: 16.9
  • MPD: 14.1
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 7/4, red-brown 2.5YR 5/6
  • Condition: Complete plaque except for chips from diadem
  • Height face: 13.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.1
  • Width nose bottom: 3.6
  • Width mouth: 3.3
  • Outer H cover tile: 15
  • Outer W cover tile: 14.7
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