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250, Caere

  • Record number: 250
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.6 (4, 5); London 1884.4-9.33, 1884.4-9.34
  • Remarks: Crowning moulding with recurved top edge above cavetto with concave tongues/roll. Figured frieze with three pairs of armed riders to left, carrying spears and shields, horses overlapping tails of pair in front. Narrow bottom border.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 18-19, No. I:2a, Pl. 5:10 right; Poulsen 1966, p. 30; Andrén 1974, pp. 4-5, figs. 30, 27; Melis 1986; Winter 2009a, pp. 292-293, 4.D.8.h, fig. 4.31, Ill. 4.12.2; Christiansen & Winter 2010, pp. 124-125, no. 60
  • 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
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Den Etruskiske Samling
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche
    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: Chariot race to right: HIN 29, HIN 30, HIN 36
  • Type of decoration: Armed riders to left
  • Current Collection: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: HIN 31, HIN 32, HIN 34 (H.174)
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 31-32
  • Width: 77-78
  • Paint: Concave tongues alternately purple-red/white/black/white with black raised ridges. On recurved top edges, above white tongues, top of plaque has 3 painted black bands and base line on cream slip. Interstices light brown/orange-brown. Where preserved, all shields have painted pinwheel white/red/white/black, round center. All riders: brown skin, black hair. Horses varied with innter details in black.
  • Condition: Fragments have been assembled arbitrarily into two plaques
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