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853, Rome, Capitoline

  • Record number: 853
  • Site: Rome
  • Building or zone: Capitoline
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Similar to R 65.11; Circeo 33722
  • Remarks: Fragment of face with part of rosette diadem, painted red with white center & red eye. Raised forehead hair painted solid black with black vertical hatched lines of hair on forehead. Forehead deeply wrinkled with 6 parallel wavy ridges. Thin raised black eyelids, sharply arching, large eyes with thick relief lids, black with large black pupil. blue relief moustache curling at end. Part of black beard with red line along relief line surface, painted with 3 rows of 2 white curls. White skin, light brown lips. Square strut on back.
  • Bibliography: Helbig4 II, pp. 596-597, no. 1830; Gjerstad 1960, p.188, fig. 119.1-2; La grande Roma 1990, p. 69, 3.6.1
  • Publication record: Early Rome III: Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations. Author: Gjerstad, E.. Place of publication: Lund. Publication Date: 1960
    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
    La grande Roma dei Tarquini. Author: Cristofani, M. (ed.). Place of publication: Roma. Publication Date: 1990
  • Type of decoration: Silen head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antiquarium Comunale
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17
  • Width: 13
  • MPD: 10.6
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Buff slip 10YR 7/3, red 7.5R 3/4, blue 5BG 5/1, white 10YR 8/2, brown 2.5YR 5/4
  • Distance outer eyes: 10.1
  • Width nose bottom: 4.1
  • Height strut: 4
  • Width strut: 2.5
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