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7492, Caere(?)

  • Record number: 7492
  • Site: Caere(?)
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Female head antefix with shell frame. Said to come from Caere, but Campanian type. H diadem 1.2. W tongue at bottom 2.5. Neck projecting beyond border. Border with geometric pattern of alternating upright and pendent teeth. Volute band from below ear, crossing over rounded surrounding band, similar to Perugia. Chigi-Zondadari Collection
  • Bibliography: Pellegrini 1899-1901, p. 145, no. 8 with fig; Van Buren 1921a, p. 19f (IV, TypeXVII); Andrén 1940, pp. 12f, 504, no. I:25
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.. Author: Van Buren, E.D.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1921
    Fregi arcaici etruschi in terracotta a piccoli figure. Author: Pellegrini, G.. Journal and volume number: Studi e materiali di arch. e numis. I,1. Publication Date: 1899-1901. Pages: 87-118
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 19.5
  • Width: 13.2
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6(?)
  • Paint: Red dots on cheeks. Strigil shell with black outlines and alternating black/red central stripe. Top of diadem red with alternating red/black dots. Painted necklace with pendants and chiton top. Black hair. Border box meander red above 5R 4/4, black below.
  • Height head: 9.8
  • Height face: 8.6
  • Distance outer eyes: 5.1
  • Width nose bottom: 1.8
  • Width mouth: 2.4
  • Height antefix base: 4.5

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