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4851, Capua

  • Record number: 4851
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Satricum: Rome VG 10213,10214
  • Remarks: Gorgoneion antefix shell. Crisply moulded, well preserved. Base sits in moulding, MPH estimated. Strigils slightly convex with raised border H 7, 8 at top, W 3.9 at bottom with bands. W torus 1.5. No strut but ridge up back of plaque.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 168, B595; Heurgon 1986, fig. 3
  • Publication record: Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum
    Les antefixes archaiques de Capoue
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Current Collection: British Museum: B595
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 33.5+
  • Width: 33.4
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: Beige slip on front 10YR 7/3. Purple-red outlining alternating strigils, diagonal bands on torus, outlining volute, tongue, alternating beard strands, dress, top band on base and lower meander squares 7.5R 3/4. Brown/black around edges of shell, outlining alternating strigils, diagonal bands on torus, hair, eyes, volute eyes, upper squares on meander 5R 3/1.
  • Height strigil: 7-8
  • Width strigil: 3.9
  • Height head: 16.5
  • Distance outer eyes: 8.8
  • Height strigil: 7-8
  • Width strigil: 3.9
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