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1643, Satricum, Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof

  • Record number: 1643
  • Site: Satricum
  • Building or zone: Temple of Mater Matuta I - Campanian roof
  • Position: Pediment
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque
  • Remarks: Fragment of relief plaque with face with closed large eyes, short broad nose, visible through opening (H 2.2, W 5.2) in heavy cloth bag: Medusa head in kibissis
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 464, no. II:2g, fig. 43; Niew licht 1985, no. 88; Lulof & Knoop 1995; Lulof 1997a, pp. 90-92, fig. 9; Heldring 1998, pp. 20-22, fig.20
  • Publication record: A dead African or a decapitated Medusa? An iconographical enigma solved
    Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Myths from Greece. The representation of power on the roofs of Satricum
    Niew licht op een oude stad: Italiaanse en Nederlandse opgravingen in Satricum
    Satricum. A town in Latium
    Two Etrusco-Italic antefixes
  • Associated elements: 10037, 10038/1, 10038/2, 10039, NN 1.109/1, 10041/1, NN 1.109/2, 10041/2, 10041/3, 10045
  • Type of decoration: Medusa head in kibissis
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia: 10045
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 6.9
  • Width: 7.5
  • MPD: 3
  • Condition: Broken on all sides

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