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6219, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6219
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Silen and Maenad. Th plaque 4. Back hollowed behind both torsos, smoothly finished. Large vertical strut scar between torsos. Bottom of strut 28.5 cm above bottom of piece. Cover tile very low and small. Maenad and Silen heads in round. Maenad: H head 6.1, Dist outer eyes 4.1, L nose 1.9, W nose 1.5, W mouth 1.8; Silen: H hairline-beard tip 10.5, hairline-mouth 6, Dist outer eyes 3.78, L nose 1.3, W nose 1.6(?), W mouth 2.2. Possible prototype from Olympia (Fullerton 1982).
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, pp. 262f., Pls. L-LI; Andrén 1940, pp. clxxxiii f., & pp. 470-473, no. II:13f, Pl. 149:512 right; Satricum: una città latina 1982, pp. 68-72; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, pp. 53-54; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, p. 267, 10.13.1; Niew licht 1985, no. 79; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 243-244, Pl. XXVI, 9.6.72
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    La civiltà degli Etruschi. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    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
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Silen & Maenad to right
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 59.5R
  • Width: 32.5
  • MPD: 15
  • Clay: Light brown
  • Paint: Light brown. Black: Silen: hair, eyebrows, beard, leaves in hair; Maenad: dots on diadem, hair, eyelids, pupils, brows, beads on necklace, 3-square pattern on chiton skirt and row of squares above hem, toenail outline, background of plaque between legs and top of base, top band on base and squares. Brown Silen body 7.5YR 6/4. Red folds of chiton top.
  • Width antefix base: 32.5
  • Height strut: 12
  • Width strut: 4.4
  • Outer H cover tile: 10R
  • Outer W cover tile: 17.5R
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