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6206, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6206
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Siren. Restored from 9 pieces. Th 3.6 left to 4 right. H diadem 1.4. RW elbow tips 32. Back flat, well-smoothed, hollow behind chest and lower (bird) body with open area between wings and tail. Head fully in round. Scar of low cover tile with very thick side, W 6, H 9.8. Possible scar from strut at base of hollow behind chest. Face resembles Juno Sospita but is slightly smaller version of Maenad head from Silen & Maenad antefixess.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, p. 261; Andrén 1940, p. 470, no. II:12, Pl. 146:509; Riis 1981, p. 33; Satricum: una città latina 1982, pp. 67-68; Niew licht 1985, no. 74; La grande Roma 1990, pp. 242-243, 9.6.70; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 9:c
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruscan types of heads. Author: Riis, P.J.. Place of publication: Copenhagen. Publication Date: 1981
    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
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy. Author: Opgenhaffen, L.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 50-61
  • Type of decoration: Siren
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 46.2R
  • Width: 35R
  • MPD: 10
  • Clay: Brown or buff
  • Paint: Cream slip lighter than 2.5Y 7/4. Red upper wings 1st and 5th inner stripes, bottommost section of lower wings, all inner stripes, tail feathers, upper squares on base and line above 10R 4/4. Black hair, eyelids, outlines of upper wings and inner divisions, chiton sleeve edges, star points on fabric, bottom hem and dots above, elongated scale pattern on bird body and upper section of lower wings, feather subdivisions of middle section, ground between lower wing and tail, bottom squares on base and bottom line. Brown ground on upper section of lower wing and of stars on chiton, stripe on chiton sleeve 7.5YR 5/4.
  • Height head: 9.7
  • Height face: 6.2
  • Height antefix base: 3.2
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