400 BCE to 300 BCE
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.
[Journal] Goldberg, Marilyn. Tarquinia Antefixes Vol.: 26, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 11
[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
[Journal] Luce, Stephen B. A Group of Architectural Terra-cottas from Corneto. Vol.: 25. : Page/Fig./Plate: 275
[Article] Luce, Stephen B. 1920. "Etruscan Shell-Antefixes in the University Museum, Philadelphia". AJA. 24 (4): 352-369.
You may also be interested in these objects: