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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. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M.. Place of publication: Viterbo. Publication Date: 2004
    Symbols of Wealth and Power: Architectural Terracotta Decoration in Etruria and Central Italy, 640-510 B.C.. Author: Winter, N.A.. Journal and volume number: MAAR Suppl. 9. Place of publication: Ann Arbor. Publication Date: 2009
    Vulci: materiali architettonici di vecchi e nuovi scavi. Author: Moretti Sgubini, A.M. & L. Ricciardi. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles III. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2006. Pages: 103-115
  • Type of decoration: Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Archeologico
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 17.2
  • Width: 8
  • Clay: Reddish
  • Condition: Preserves right side of head

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