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818, Caere, Vigna Parrocchiale

  • Record number: 818
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Parrocchiale
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Comparanda: D. Williams, "From East and West: the inspiration of Athenian potters," in Shapes and Images, ed. E.M. Moormann & V.V. Stissi, Leuven 2009, pp. 1-10: Attic face-kantharos in BM inv. GR 1886.4-1.1324
  • Remarks: Head of bearded male, with thin moustache, bull's horns & animal ears, in addition to human ear. Well-preserved paint. Excavated under pavement of a room in the Archaic quarter of the habitation area that destroyed earlier buildings.
  • Bibliography: Cristofani 1989-1990, pp. 70-71, Pl. IX.a; Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci 2001, p. 126 II.A.2.5, Pl. VIII top; Cristofani 2003, p. 122, no. 1376, Pl. IV (dated 540-525 B.C.); Winter 2009a, pp. 443-444, 6.C.8, Ill. 6.11
  • Publication record: Caere 4. Vigna Parrocchiale: scavi 1983-1989. Il santuario, la "residenza" e l'edificio ellittico
    Scavi nell'area urbana di Caere: le terrecotte decorative
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Veio, Cerveteri, Vulci. Città d'Etruria a confronto. Catalogo della mostra, Roma, Museo Nazionale Etrusco
  • Type of decoration: Acheloos head
  • Current Collection: Museo Nazionale: 86.00
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 26
  • Width: 21.6
  • Condition: Missing right horn, right animal & human ear, part of hair

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