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4863, Capua

  • Record number: 4863
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen, NCG, HIN 16 (H. 42)
  • Remarks: Full-figure antefix of Typhon. Above upraised arms and shoulders, wings have painted scale pattern in red or cream. Snake legs end in large open-mouthed heads.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 166, B587
  • Publication record: Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Type of decoration: Typhon
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 33
  • Width: 29.5
  • Clay: Pink-brown
  • Paint: Brick red paint on skin, alternating feathers of wings (white/black/red). Black on beard, spots on snake bodies, ground below body. Base beige.
  • Height head: 10.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 5

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