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7835, Vulci, North Gate

  • Record number: 7835
  • Site: Vulci
  • Building or zone: North Gate
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Rome Lapis Niger, Regia III
  • Remarks: Antefix with Gorgon head in relief, preserving part of scalloped locks across top of head, above large almond-shaped eyes with relief lids. Nose divided into two horizontal segments, with large lower segment flanked by spiral indicating nostril. Mouth wide with lips in relief, with teeth showing. Large fangs near corner of mouth. Ear summarily rendered. Hair falls in two rounded strands at side of head. Plaque overhangs rounded cover tile, which is attached slightly below top of plaque.
  • Bibliography: Moretti Sgubini 2003, p. 10, fig. 2; Scavo nello scavo 2004, p. 61, no. I.c.1; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi 2006, p. 103, fig. 10.4; Winter 2009a, pp. 173-174, 3.C.2.a
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Ultime scoperte a Vulci
    Vulci: materiali architettonici di vecchi e nuovi scavi
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: 137264
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 12.4
  • Width: 9.6
  • Clay: Reddish-brown
  • Condition: Missing top, left side and lower left part of head

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