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7925, Tor Marancia (Rome), Via di Grotta Perfetta

  • Record number: 7925
  • Site: Tor Marancia (Rome)
  • Building or zone: Via di Grotta Perfetta
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Tivoli, Tre Fontane
  • Remarks: Antefix with female head in the round, wearing diadem over tutulus or veil. Hair ending in scalloped bottom edge over forehead, similar to Caere antefixes, falling in thick rounded strand below ears at either side of face and neck. Dot earrings, painted necklace with 3 pendants, top of chiton painted red. Cover tile backer partly preserved. Looks earlier than other examples, close to Fregellae? Example. Well-preserved paint.
  • Bibliography: M.A. Tomei (ed.), Roma. Memorie dal sottosuolo. Ritrovamenti archeologici 1980/2006, Rome, Milan 2006, p. 446, no. II.868
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem over tutulus or veil
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Romano?
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: ca 40
  • MPD: ca 32
  • Paint: Black-brown hair, eyebrows, irises, pendants. White skin. Red lips, dot earrings, necklace band, chiton, meander on diadem, band around tutulus at top of head
  • Condition: Fairly complete, missing most of cover tile backer

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