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4849, Capua

  • Record number: 4849
  • Site: Capua
  • Roof element: Antefixes, heads
  • Remarks: Bearded Gorgon head antefix with strigil shell frame. Very flat strigil shell frame. No strut but thick ridge above cover tile on back of plaque.
  • Bibliography: Walters 1903, p. 169, B597
  • Publication record: Catalog of terracottas in the British Museum. Author: Walters, H.B.. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1903
  • Type of decoration: Bearded Gorgoneion
  • Last Recorded Collection: British Museum
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 30.2
  • Width: 35
  • Clay: 5YR 7/4 (fresh break) 5YR 5/4 (old surface)
  • Paint: Cream slip 10YR 7/3. Black wide outlines of alternating strigils, diagonal bands forming herringbone on roll and flat band, hair, beard, eyes, teeth. Purple-red outline alternating strigils, diagonal bands, earring, inner hair strand below ear, tongue, volute outline of eye 10YR 3/2 + 2.5YR 2.5/4.
  • Height head: 8.7
  • Distance outer eyes: 9.8
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