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3767, Tarquinia, Urban area to south of the Romanelli Gate

  • Record number: 3767
  • Site: Tarquinia
  • Building or zone: Urban area to south of the Romanelli Gate
  • Roof element: Columen/mutulus plaque?
  • Comparanda: 2742, Satricum Typhon antefix, Ny Carlsberg HIN 874-877, 878-880; Pyrgi hydra
  • Remarks: Finial of a snake's head. Scar from beard. Solid, handmade. Simpler modelling than 2742, smaller scale. Finished on both sides. Neck pinched and lumpy but painted.
  • Bibliography: Romanelli 1948, p. 237, no. 2; Cataldi 1993, p. 218, no. 49, fig. 47
  • Publication record: Tarquinia. Scavi e ricerche nell'area della città
    Terrecotte arcaiche e tardo-arcaiche da Tarquinia
  • Type of decoration: Bearded snake head
  • Current Collection: Museo Archeologico Nazionale: 2680
  • Mouldmade: no
  • Height: 7.4
  • Width: 8.3
  • MPD: 4.2
  • Clay: 10YR 7/3
  • Paint: Red surface 5R 4/6.

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