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Antefix

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Object Number:
MS1822
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Tarquinia
Date Made:
400 BCE to 300 BCE
Early Date:
-400
Late Date:
-300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Terracotta
Iconography:
Male Head
Description:
Male head; from a shell antefix, most of the shell missing. Bottom edge preserved. Frontal face. Mustache, the ends curving down beside lips. Curly hair and curly beard. An undulating lock of hair at each side. Edge of veil (?) frames face. Red on neck and some on background at right. Back plain, hollow in area of face, with a complete buttress and part of the cover tile.

Bibliography:

[Journal] Goldberg, Marilyn. Tarquinia Antefixes Vol.: 26, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 11
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[Book] Andren, A. 1940. Architectural Terracottas from Etrusco-Italic Temples. With 168 plates in a separate portfolio and 43 figures in the text. 516. : Page/Fig./Plate: 69
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[Journal] Luce, Stephen B. A Group of Architectural Terra-cottas from Corneto. Vol.: 25. : Page/Fig./Plate: 275
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[Article] Luce, Stephen B. 1920. "Etruscan Shell-Antefixes in the University Museum, Philadelphia". AJA. 24 (4): 352-369.
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