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7837, Vulci, East Gate

  • Record number: 7837
  • Site: Vulci
  • Building or zone: East Gate
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Fragment of antefix with Gorgon head in relief. Large almond-shaped eye surrounded by deep channel. Rounded corner of open mouth with deep channel around outer edge of lips. Upper and lower teeth visible. Ear modelled with helix. Hair possibly in snake curls(?) over top of forehead.
  • Bibliography: Scavo nello scavo 2004, pp. 61-62, no. I.c.3; Moretti Sgubini & Ricciardi 2006, p. 103, fig. 10.6; Winter 2009a, p. 174, 3.C.2.a
  • Publication record: Scavo nello scavo. Gli Etruschi non visti
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.
    Vulci: materiali architettonici di vecchi e nuovi scavi
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico: 137266
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.2
  • Width: 8
  • Clay: Reddish
  • Condition: Preserves right side of head

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