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4861, Capua

  • Record number: 4861
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Velia example Fasti Arch 11 (1956)
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with shell frame. Preserves part of roll, flat band above head, 3 rows of scallop locks over forehead, undetailed ears, double strands of pearl locks, neck and chiton top, round moulding, H 1, break across recessed flat bottom border. On back, no strut. Beginning of curved cover tile with brown paint around edge.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 165, B584; Winter 1978, p. 40, pl. 18.4; Heurgon 1986, p. 173, figs. 9-10; Winter 1986, p. 180, fig. 12
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum
    Etruscans at Capua: Reflections of history in artistic production
    Les antefixes archaiques de Capoue
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: British Museum: B584
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 20
  • Width: 13.6
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/6
  • Paint: Surface brown 5YR 4/3. Reddish-brown on left cheek, diagonal band on roll 10R 4/4.
  • Condition: Missing shell frame
  • Height face: 8.4
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.2
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