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4047

  • Record number: 4047
  • Roof element: Acroteria, human statues
  • Remarks: Helmeted head of female with long straight strands of hair alongside neck and down back below helmet. In round. High crested helmet with holes in top to either side of crest and within crest at top and back. Crude clay and modelling but with pick-marks from excavation. Holes in ears. Solid, handmade. Surface has peeled from several places (e.g. nose, forehead curls, helmet). W neck 10.1. Authentic?? Oddities: clay unusual for number of large inclusions, on forehead where curl is missing, surface appears original (as if curl missing before firing), solid neck should be hollow (head is hollow). Szilagyi doesn't doubt authenticity, compares to Vulci bronzes of early 5th cent. B.C. Bought from P. Arndt.
  • Bibliography: Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 236-237, C2.22
  • Publication record: Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
  • Type of decoration: Helmeted female head/Minerva
  • Last Recorded Collection: Szépmüveszeti Muzeum
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 31.7
  • Width: 18.1
  • MPD: 19.4
  • Clay: Orange-dark brown
  • Condition: Breaks from both ears, helmet front edge over forehead, right cheek, chin. Broken across base of neck.
  • Height face: 13.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.3
  • Width nose bottom: 2.7
  • Width mouth: 4.9

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