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2365, Rusellae, Temple terrace

  • Record number: 2365
  • Site: Rusellae
  • Building or zone: Temple terrace
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: Talamone (Grosseto Museum), Veii Portonaccio antefix and head of statue; Vagnetti 1971, p. 167, note 6
  • Remarks: Female head antefix wearing diadem and disk earrings (Diam 2.5/3). Plaque rises 8 cm above cover tile at back. Scalloped locks of hair over forehead and 2 rows of ribbon locks below left ear. Flat eyes.
  • Bibliography: Naumann & Hiller 1959, p. 26, no. 7, Taf. 11; Mostra del restauro archeologico 1970, p. 24, no. 20; Winter 1978, pp. 40-41, pl. 18.1; Winter 2009a, p. 349, 5.C.3.c; Rafanelli in Tetti di terracotta 2011, p, 49, fig. 19.a
  • Publication record: Archaic architectural terracottas decorated with human heads
    Mostra del restauro archeologico
    Rusellae. Vorläufiger Berichte über die Untersuchungen der Jahre 1957 & 1958
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Tetti di terracotta: La decorazione architettonica fittile tra Etruria e Lazio in età arcaica. Atti delle giornate di studio, Sapienza-Università di Roma, 25 marzo e 25 ottobre 2010
  • Type of decoration: Female head wearing diadem and disk earrings
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico della Maremma: R.25385
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 13.7
  • Width: 14.4
  • MPD: 12.6
  • Clay: 7.5YR 7/4 with gray core
  • Distance outer eyes: 6.8
  • Thickness tile: 2

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