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1177, Caere, Vigna Ramella

  • Record number: 1177
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Ramella
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Relief antefix plaque with female head surrounded by elaborate floral shell with outer row of alternating open lotus flowers & buds and inner row of discs (Diam 3.8) with raised centers, flanking roll ending in volutes alongside face. Severe style face with narrow waving vertical strands of hair across low forehead & alongside head & neck. Below neck, flat bottom border. No strut
  • Bibliography: Mengarelli 1936, p. 86, Pl. XXVIII:1; Andrén 1940, pp. 51-52, No. III:12, Pl. 18:59; Moretti 1970, pp. 84-85, fig. 52; Helbig4 III, pp. 539-549, No. 2573
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
    Il luogo e I materiali del tempio di Era a Caere. Author: Mengarelli, R.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 10. Publication Date: 1936. Pages: 67-86
  • Type of decoration: Female head surrounded by floral shell with discs
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31
  • Width: 27.2
  • MPD: 21
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3, brown-red 10YR 4/4 on lotus inner leaf lines, disk outline, upper band on roll & dots, dots on necklace, top line of chiton, bottom band & squares? on base, black on indented ground between lotuses & buds, inner band on roll, hair, eyes, base
  • Condition: Missing right end of bottom border
  • Height face: 8.9
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.9
  • Width nose bottom: 2.1
  • Width mouth: 2.3
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Height antefix base: 4

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