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3608, Caere

  • Record number: 3608
  • Site: Caere
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: B621 & B622
  • Remarks: Silen head antefix with shell frame. Missing most of shell which was equal to B621 + B622. Exceptionally well-preserved color. Head intact including erect animal ears. Folds of drapery at sides of face and beard, tied below chin, ending in animal paws. H head + beard 28.5. H headband 2.2. Part of right edge preserved. Area behind head hollow, concave. Rectangular strut from plaque above head to cover tile, with small tongue behind.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 175, B623; Andrén 1940, pp. 55-56, no. IV:4
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Type of decoration: Silen head/floral
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 40
  • Width: 33.1
  • Clay: 10YR 8/4
  • Paint: Beige slip on headband, drapery. Black ground on shell, hair and beard, eyebrows, eyelids, pupil 7.5YR N2/. Dark red skin, ears 10R 3/6. Brown-red base 7.5R 3/6. Brown volutes 7.5YR 4/2. Brown on drapery 2.5YR 4/2.
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.1
  • Height antefix base: 5
  • Height strut: 24.2
  • Width strut: 3.3
  • Depth strut: 4.8
  • Inner H cover tile: 11.2
  • Outer H cover tile: 12.9
  • Inner W cover tile: 15.1
  • Outer W cover tile: 17.6
  • Thickness tile: 2
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