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6607, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6607
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Acheloos head antefix with strigil shell frame. L central strigil 9.8, W top 5.4, bottom 3.6 including edges.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 7-8, nos. 5-6, Pl. 3:5; Helbig4 III, pp. 531-532, no. 2559 alternating with Gorgoneion antefixes in gable; Jannot 1974; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 204, 12.4
  • Publication record: Achéloos. Le taureau androcéphale et les masques cornus dans l'Etrurie archaique
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier
  • Type of decoration: Acheloos head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 2419 VEX 08
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 37.5 (40.5R)
  • Width: 31.5 (42R)
  • MPD: 12
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Cream slip over which paint, strigil edges, full disk edges and central dot, raised encircling band, top of head, eyeballs. black alternating strigils and tips, alternating opposite disks, alternating scallops on band, horns, wavy lines on top of head, beard and moustache, volute. Brown-red alternating strigils and edges, opposite discs, volute eyes. Brown skin 5YR 4/3.
  • Height strigil: 9.8
  • Width strigil: 5.4-3.6
  • Height head: 23.9
  • Height face: 16.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.2
  • Width nose bottom: 3.1
  • Width mouth: 4.1
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 9.8
  • Width strigil: 5.4-3.6
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