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5813, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 5813
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Head of black man from columen/mutuli relief. Small head broken from flat attachment. Break on back has recessed vertical central scar with raised ridges to left and right. At right, flattened edge as if finished. At left, piece is roughly finished to turn inward and painted red on helmet, but at unnatural angle. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Bibliography: Briguet 1977, no. 37; Briguet 1988, p. 79, figs. 81-82; Villard n.d., pp. 20-23, no. 37
  • Publication record: Aspects de l'art des Etrusques dans les collection du Louvre
    Aspects de l'art des Etrusques dans les collections du Louvre
    Le sarcophage des époux de Cerveteri du Musée du Louvre
  • Type of decoration: Head of black man
  • Current Collection: Musée du Louvre: S 1063
  • Height: 12.8
  • Width: 8
  • MPD: 7
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Helmet painted red-brown 2.5YR 4/4. Face brown-black 5YR 3/2. Lips, bottom of helmet, right back piece of helmet painted red 10R 4/4.
  • Height face: 6.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.8

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