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6249, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6249
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaques
  • Remarks: Fragment of columen/mutulus plaques showing Amazonomachy. Fragment preserves small head of warrior with crested helmet to left. Right side unfinished, therefore 3/4 view. Hollow. H face helmet edge - beard tip 6.3. Holes in ear, 2 on top of head between crest and horn 0.6, and 3 on top of crest, D 1-3 cm. H crest 6.4, Th 1.8. Top of crest and top edge painted red, H 1.2, below which checkerboard with upper row of black/white/black squares and lower of white/red/white with black line at bottom, above red meander with 2nd black line below. Helmet brown with bovine ear and thick front edge painted dark brown/black with knobby surface, ending in forward-curving horns at top of cheekpieces. Black lines outlining edges of cheekpieces, beveled edge, background and edge of crest. Painted spiral palmette at back near crest bottom. Hair below helmet forms black mass.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 462-465, no. II:2a, Pl. 142:493; Helbig4 III, no. 2856, pp. 751-752; Niew licht 1985, no. 86; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 116, Pl. 132; Proietti 1980, p. 262, figs. 357-358; La grande Roma 1990, p. 244, 9.6.73, Pl. XXVII
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture
  • Type of decoration: Head of warrior with helmet from Amazonomachy
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10042
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 16.2
  • Width: 9.5
  • MPD: 10.3
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4 surface, lighter at fresh break 10YR 8/2
  • Paint: Skin red-brown 2.5YR 4/6. Red 10R 5/4. Black eyebrows and sockets (inlaid), moustache, pointed beard.
  • Distance outer eyes: 4.2
  • Width nose bottom: 1.4
  • Width mouth: 1.7
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