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5619, Orvieto, Belvedere

  • Record number: 5619
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Belvedere
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Larger than Andrén 1940, no. II:32 and different in details
  • Remarks: Silen head antefix with lion's skin. H lion's paws 3.7. Cover tile with strut. Shell decorated with palmette of 7 leaves, circumscribed by concave band ending in volute, W 12.1, H 7. Double scrolls below palmette and connecting separate palmettes. W 10.9, H 4.6.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 180, no. II:33, Pl. 68:223; La civiltà degli Etruschi 1985, p. 377, 16.1.30
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    La civiltà degli Etruschi. Author: Cristofani, M.. Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Type of decoration: Silen head with lion skin
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 29/ 35.6R
  • Width: 27.5/ 36.5R
  • Condition: Shell now restored.
  • Height head: 18.7
  • Height face: 15.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 7
  • Width nose bottom: 2.6
  • Width mouth: 2.4
  • Type shell: Floral
  • Width shell: 9.9
  • Width antefix base: 17.6R
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