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1860, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 1860
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Berlin TC 6681.3 (2); Paris Cp 5164; Philadelphia MS 1814
  • Remarks: Antefix plaque with female head in relief, wearing tall diadem (H 4) above wide band of finger-waves framing tall forehead. Eyes moulded as raised flattish ovals. Compact mouth with full lower lip. Large disk earrings (Diam 3.6). Hair below ears falling in 2 strands of ribbon locks. cover tile attached at mid-height of plaque, with upper back of plaque concave. Strut/ridge between cover tile & top of diadem, with traces of red
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 33, No. II:11b; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, p. 173, B 6.1.23; Winter 2009a, pp. 438-439, 6.C.4.c, fig. 6.18
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
  • Type of decoration: Female head in relief, wearing tall diadem & disk earrings
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 25.5
  • Width: 16.1
  • MPD: 17.8
  • Clay: 5YR 6/6
  • Paint: Cream skin 10YR 8/3. Red 7.5R 4/8. black hair, eyes. On diadem, black outlined tongues with white central vertical band on brown ground, above red line; below, row of black circles with white central dot, above black line/red line
  • Condition: Restored from 2 fragments, possibly originally belonging
  • Height head: 19.2
  • Height face: 15.9
  • Width nose bottom: 3.3
  • Width mouth: 3.1
  • Thickness tile: 1.8-2
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