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4282, Caere, Vigna Marini Vitalini

  • Record number: 4282
  • Site: Caere
  • Building or zone: Vigna Marini Vitalini
  • Roof element: Revetment plaques,figural
  • Comparanda: Copenhagen NCG; London BM
  • Remarks: Right part of figural revetment plaque showing a quadriga with charioteer and warrior. This part of plaque preserves horses with lowered heads, finished right edge and bottom roll. W diagonal bands on soffit 1.9. H lower roll 1, D 2.8. H horse 14.7, L torso 16.
  • Bibliography: Andrén 1940, pp. 14-16, no. I:1a, Pl. 4:6; Andrén 1974, pp. 4-5, fig. 22, Pl. VIII; Melis 1986, Group A1; Die Welt der Etrusker 1988, pp. 157-8, B 6.1.5; Winter 2009a, pp. 290-291, 4.D.8.g
  • Publication record: Architectural terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. Author: Andrén, A.. Place of publication: Lund/Leipzig. Publication Date: 1939-1940
    Considerazioni e ricerche antiquarie su un gruppo di lastre fittili ceretani. Author: Melis, F.. Journal and volume number: Italian Iron Age artefacts in the British Museum. Place of publication: London. Publication Date: 1986. Pages: 159-169
    Die Welt der Etrusker: archäologische Denkmäler aus Museen der sozialistischen Länder. Author: Kunze, M., & V. Kästner (eds.). Place of publication: Berlin. Publication Date: 1988
    Osservazioni sulle terrecotte architettoniche etrusco-italiche. Author: Andrén, A.. Journal and volume number: OpRom 8. Publication Date: 1974. Pages: 1-16
    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
  • Associated elements: All 6681.6 entries
  • Type of decoration: Quadriga with charioteer and warrior
  • Last Recorded Collection: Antikensammlung
  • Mouldmade: yes
  • Height: 21.5
  • Width: 29.1
  • Clay: 5YR 5/6
  • Paint: White ground 10YR 7/4. Near horse red 10R 4/4 with black outlines and inner musculature. White trappings with black outlines, red mane. Far horse brown 7.5YR 5/4 with black outlines, white eye, brown mane, only legs painted. Legs and tails of 2 intermediary horses, nearer white with part of neck with brown harness preserved (head was raised), further black. Chariot poles red, chariot box black, reins red, ground white. On soffit red/white diagonal bands.
  • Height main field: 20
  • Thickness plaque: 2.2
  • Thickness including relief: 3.8
  • Mouldmade decoration: yes
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