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245, Caere

  • Record number: 245
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Other examples with same inventory number = Melis Group 1
  • Remarks: Crowning moulding above figured frieze with parts of 2 figures in chariot facing right, charioteer and parabatos wearing helmet, cuirass over tunic, with spear in left hand, and right hand holding round handle of chariot
  • Bibliography: AndrĂ©n 1940, p. 17, No. I:1d; Melis 1986; Winter 2009a, pp. 288-292, 4.D.8.g, fig. 4.30, Ill. 4.12.1; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 122-123, no. 59
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Considerazioni e ricerche antiquarie su un gruppo di lastre fittili ceretani
    Etruria I. Architectural terracottas and painted wall plaques, pinakes c. 625-200 BC.Catalogue, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    The Caprifico roof in its wider context
  • Associated elements: HIN 36 (H. 175)
  • Type of decoration: Departing warrior to right
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 29 (H.174)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Paint: Curved top edge with 3 vertical black bands on cream ground above each strigil/concave tongues alternately white/black/white/red with brown-red interstrices & recurved tips with black edges/black round torus. Charioteer with cream tunic, parabatos with orange-brown helmet
  • Condition: Fragments from left side edge of plaque
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