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672, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 672
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Pediment slopes
  • Roof element: Raking simas
  • Remarks: Orange-red slip on front & back, overpainted on front with head of bearded snake with open mouth, in profile facing right, painted white with black outlines & inner details. Beginning of cavetto at top, & thickening of plaque back at bottom break suggest that piece is part of a raking sima. Excavated in fill of cavity to SE of habitation area.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1992a, p. 30, B 4.2, fig. 38, Pl. II (end of Chimaera tail?); Cristofani 1993b, p. 222, no. 5, figs. 10-12; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, p. 126, II.A.2.2 (photo labelled II.A.2.1); Winter 2009a, pp. 74-75, fig. 2.2
  • Publication record: Caere 3.1. Lo scarico arcaico della Vigna Parrocchiale
    Su alcuni rivestimenti fittili alto-arcaici da Cerveteri
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
  • Associated elements: 83.136-2
  • Type of decoration: Painted bearded snake head in white-on-red technique
  • Current Collection: C.N.R. storerooms at Banditaccia necropolis: 84.160
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 5.5
  • MPD: 2.9
  • Paint: White-on-red, black
  • Condition: Broken on all sides; scar from missing element across top
  • Thickness plaque: 2-2.9
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