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6243, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta II

  • Record number: 6243
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta II
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Similar to 10231 but not merely a reduction as helmet and hair are different.
  • Remarks: Juno Sospita head antefix. Smaller size. Worn mould, chipped surfaces. Th plaque 1.7. Scar from strut on back of plaque, rounded, above hollowed back of head. Low rounded cover tile below, attached below hollow.
  • Bibliography: Della Seta 1918, pp. 259ff.; Andrén 1940, p. 469, clxxvii, no. II:10; Niew licht 1985, no. 73; Knoop 1981, pp. 319-320, fig. 1.E-H; Cristofani 1987b, pp. 115-116, fig. 30; La grande Roma 1990, p. 243, o.6.71 together with Silen antefixes
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    I santuari: tradizioni decorative. Author: Cristofani, M.. Journal and volume number: QArchEtr 15. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 95-120
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
    Le antefisse di Satricum. Author: Knoop, R.R.. Journal and volume number: Archeologia Laziale 4. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1981. Pages: 317-322
    Museo di Villa Giulia. Author: Della Seta, A.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1918
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1985
  • Type of decoration: Juno Sospita head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 29
  • Width: 21.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 5/4
  • Paint: Cream slip on front, side edges and back 10YR 8/4. Red-brown paint on cow ears, helmet, lips, 3 teardrop pendants, base, horn outline 7.5R 4/6.
  • Condition: Restored from 2 large fragments, 1 with upper part, 1 with face, neck, hair at left, and half of base.
  • Height face: 5.9
  • Width nose bottom: 2.1
  • Width mouth: 2.3
  • Height antefix base: 2.9
  • Height strut: 2.9
  • Width strut: 5
  • Inner H cover tile: 6.6R
  • Outer H cover tile: 7.9R
  • Inner W cover tile: 11.5R
  • Outer W cover tile: 15.3R

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