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5632, Orvieto, Cannicella

  • Record number: 5632
  • Site: Orvieto
  • Building or zone: Cannicella
  • Roof element: Acroteria, central
  • Remarks: Central acroterion of Gorgoneion. Back flat with vertical striations, with raised panel along left side, W 5, D 2. Tops of snakes have square holes for meniskoi, W 0.8. H bearded snake at left side 16.4, W head 5.1. Finished edge above left snake head.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, p. 189, no. II:2, Pl. 71:235; Andrén 1968, pp. 20-21, no. 12, Pl. 24; Santuari d'Etruria 1985, p. 118, 6.1.A.3; Colonna 1987e, p. 14, fig. 4; Gens Budapest 1989, p. 90, no. 3.1, color pl.; Stopponi 2003, p. 250
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Gens antiquissima Italiae. Antichità dall'Umbria a Budapest e Cracovia. Author: Roncalli, F. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1989
    I culti del santuario della Cannicella. Author: Colonna, G.. Journal and volume number: AnnFaina 3. Publication Date: 1987. Pages: 11-26
    I templi e l'architettura templare. Author: Stopponi, S.. Journal and volume number: Orvieto I: Antichità, ed. G.M. Della Fina. Place of publication: Perugia. Publication Date: 2003. Pages: 235-273
    Il santuario della necropoli di Cannicella ad Orvieto. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: StEtr 35. Publication Date: 1968. Pages: 19-85
    Santuari d'Etruria. Author: Colonna, G. (ed.). Place of publication: Milano. Publication Date: 1985
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Civico
  • Height: 27.8
  • Width: 31.3
  • MPD: 6.5
  • Clay: 7.5YR 6/4
  • Paint: Traces of surface slip over which squares on soffit 7.5R 4/6. Pink in nostrils and inside mouth.
  • Height face: 21.3
  • Distance outer eyes: 14
  • Width nose bottom: 5.5
  • Width mouth: 8
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