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1541, Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana, Vignale, larger temple

  • Record number: 1541
  • Site: Falerii Veteres/Civita Castellana
  • Building or zone: Vignale, larger temple
  • Position: Eaves
  • Roof element: Antefixes, full figure
  • Comparanda: Veii, Satricum, Gabii: Vagnetti 1971, p. 26, n. 1, Pl. I; Knoop in La grande Roma 1990, pp. 242-243, 9.6.70; La grande Roma 1990, p. 163, 7.3.21
  • Remarks: Torso of Siren from neck to beginning of tail, with female chest wearing peplos with overfold = 7291, below which bird body painted with black-outlined, elongated scale pattern pointing downward, on brown ground, with 2 legs drawn up, painted brown. Right arm lowered, no sleeve visible. Scar of strut behind breasts
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 94-95, No. I:2, series 2; Opgenhaffen 2011, fig. 10:b
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Sirens on the roof: Identification of terracotta bird-women in Central Italy. Author: Opgenhaffen, L.. Journal and volume number: Deliciae Fictiles IV. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication Date: 2011. Pages: 50-61
  • Associated elements: Carlucci 1995, pp. 83-85, fig. 7
  • Type of decoration: Siren
  • Last Recorded Collection: Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 23
  • Width: 16
  • MPD: 8.5
  • Clay: 10YR 8/4 with gray core
  • Paint: Brown 7.5YR 5/6,

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