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6602, Veii, Portonaccio sanctuary

  • Record number: 6602
  • Site: Veii
  • Building or zone: Portonaccio sanctuary
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefix with strigil shell frame. L tile 70, + plaque 75, + semicircular flange 82. All strigils slightly different widths. Semicircular flange at back edge of cover tile. In lower right edge of tile, 15.5 cm from base of antefix, is cutout square (W. 4.5, H 5) to receive projection from edge of underlying flat eaves tile. Strut curving inwards. In end of strut, nail hole which pierces tile. Head hollowed behind, with opening for mouth and holes for nostrils.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 5-6, no. 1, Pl. 1:1 and G:1; Helbig4 III, no. 2555, pp. 527-528; Prima Italia 1980-1981, no. 89; Proietti 1980, p. 106, no. 126; Sprenger & Bartoloni 1983, p. 111, Pl. 117; Etruschi, le antiche metropoli 2008, p. 204, no. 12.1
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Etruschi, le antiche metropoli del Lazio. Author: Torelli, M. & A.M. Moretti Sgubini. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 2008
    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
    Il Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia. Author: Proietti, G.. Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1980
    Prima Italia: Arts italiques du premier millénaire avant J.C. Exhibition, 5 novembre 1980-4 janvier 1981. Place of publication: Bruxelles. Publication Date: 1980-1981
    The Etruscans: their history, art, and architecture. Author: Sprenger, M. & G. Bartoloni. Place of publication: New York. Publication Date: 1983
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 42
  • Width: 45
  • MPD: 82
  • Paint: Black alternating tongue centers and top edges, hair, eyebrows, lids, pupils, teeth outlines, alternate snakes (with cream spots), bottom line on base, outline of torus ending in volutes, volute eye (equal to pointed cone), dots on snakes. Red alternating tongue centers and top edges, alternating snakes(?), horizontal stripe on top of base. Cream slip on skin, eyeballs, raised encircling band, strigil raised edges, dots on snakes.
  • Height strigil: 10.4
  • Width strigil: 5.4-3.8
  • Height head: 17
  • Distance outer eyes: 10.5
  • Width nose bottom: 3.9
  • Width mouth: 11.6
  • Type shell: Strigil
  • Height strigil: 10.4
  • Width strigil: 5.4-3.8
  • Height antefix base: 4
  • Width antefix base: 21.1
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