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  • Record number: 5833
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Houston: ID 4955.
  • Remarks: Shell antefix with head of black man. Part of roll at sides of head, cut and converting to flat band above head, both painted. Inside, depressed channel between roll and head. Head moulded with nappy hair at sides and dipping down over forehead, receding at temples. Thick eyelids and very thick lips. On back, top part slightly concave; below, scar from cover tile. All proveniences are unsubstantiated in Louvre, except for recent attributions to Tuscania.
  • Associated elements: From same mould as Cp4797
  • Type of decoration: Head of black man
  • Last Recorded Collection: Musée du Louvre
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 15.3
  • Width: 15
  • Clay: 10YR 6/4
  • Paint: Roll/flat band painted with alternating squares of red, cream, black, cream, red, cream, black. Face painted red-brown 10R 4/4. Hair gold 7.5YR 5/6. Eyelids and pupils black on white ground. Brick red on roll 7.5R 4/6. Cream slip 10YR 8/3.
  • Height face: 10
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.2

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