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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.; AndrĂ©n 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
    I santuari: tradizioni decorative
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini
    Le antefisse di Satricum
    Museo di Villa Giulia
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum
  • Type of decoration: Juno Sospita head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10229
  • 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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