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1874, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1874
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Berlin Y 2163, Y 2162
  • Remarks: Fragment of solid, handmade relief with 2 male figures, side-by-side and facing left, wearing tall pointed caps or helmets. Finished flat back, curved underside lengthwise where detached from horses. Breaks from bottom of flat back, front of far rider & near rider (horse heads?), helmet back (far rider) & far side of helmet on near rider. Scar of left arm of near rider
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 42-43, No. II:19a, Pl. 10:38; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 169, B 6.1.14; Danner 1993a, p. 103 (pediment crowning figures); Kästner 2006, pp. 80-81, no. 5, figs. 7.3 right and 7.4 left; Winter 2009a, p. 450, 6.D.1.b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Dekoration auf First und Giebelschrägen in der archaischen Baukunst Mittelitaliens. Author: Danner, P.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles. Place of publication: Stockholm. Publication Date: 1993. Pages: 93-107
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Ikonographisch bemerkenswerte Fragmente von spätarchaischen Terrakottenfriesen aus Cerveteri in der Berliner Antikensammlung. Author: Kästner, V.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles III. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 77-82
    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: Two riders wearing caps or helmets, facing left
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 15.7
  • Width: ca 8.7
  • MPD: 7.7
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream 10YR 7/4 tunics. Red 7.5R 4/6 skin & helmet of far rider, skin of near rider. Black stripes on top of tunic at neck, between two figures
  • Condition: Broken through bottom of torsos
  • Height face: 3.5/3.2
  • Width nose bottom: .7/.6
  • Width mouth: 1.3/1.3
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