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1225, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Celle

  • Record number: 1225
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Celle
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: American Academy in Rome 150
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with Silen head moulded in relief, surrounded by small shell frame of strigils, with inner roll ending in volute alongside head
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 90-91, No. II:5, Pl. 29:96; Helbig4 III, p. 739, No. 2839
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rome, Bd. 1-4. 4., völlig neu bearb. Aufl. Hrsg. Von H. Speier. Author: Helbig, W.. Place of publication: Tübingen. Publication Date: 1963-1972
  • Type of decoration: Silen head surrounded by strigil shell frame
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 27.8
  • Width: 24.5
  • MPD: 8.1
  • Clay: 10YR 7/4
  • Paint: Red-brown skin 10R 5/6; purple-red 5R 3/4 darts & central vertical band on strigils, alternating diagonal bands on roll & central line on roll & volutes, eyebrows, ears, beard, bottom band & squares on border; black strigil outlines, diagonal bands on roll, tufts of hair below ears, eyelids & pupils, hair; gold 10YR 6/4 moustache & underpainting of purple-red
  • Condition: Missing lower left part of shell
  • Height strigil: 6.2-6.9
  • Height face: 16.1
  • Distance outer eyes: 7.6
  • Width nose bottom: 2.9
  • Width mouth: 2.9
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Width shell: 6.9
  • Height strigil: 6.2-6.9
  • Height antefix base: 3.8

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