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289, Orvieto, sporadic

  • Record number: 289
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: sporadic
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: HIN 453 (H.194); Orvieto, Museo Faina; Paris, Bibl. Nat. (= van Buren1921a, Pl XVI:67); 2 examples from Tarquinia
  • Remarks: Female head wearing diadem with discs alternating with ovals in relief, and torque that overlaps the base. Floral shell with 5 upright palmettes encircles by volutes; between ends of volutes, upright closed lotus flowers. Th shell 2.5. Back of head hollowed; strut.
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 201, No. III:2; Poulsen 1966, p. 34; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 104-105, no. 47
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem and torque in floral shell frame
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 452 (H.193)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 37
  • Width: 41.9
  • MPD: 13.6
  • Clay: 5YR 7/6
  • Paint: White 5Y 8/1, red 7.5R 3/6-4/6
  • Condition: Complete height & width
  • Height face: 10.8
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.6
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Height antefix base: 4.5
  • Width antefix base: 16.5
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