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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); AndrĂ©n 1940, pp. 12f, 504, no. I:25
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples
    Figurative terracotta revetments in Etruria and Latium in the VI. and V. cent. B.C.
    Fregi arcaici etruschi in terracotta a piccoli figure
  • Type of decoration: Female head
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: 37790
  • 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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