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Antefix

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Object Number:MS1803
Current Location: Etruscan Italy Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Etruria
Caere
Locus: Temple
Date Made: 499-300 BC
Early Date: -499
Late Date: -300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Terracotta
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 46 cm
Width: 50.2 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number:1092 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

Description

Part of a set of antefixes with shell-shaped back-drops came from a large temple in the countryside of Caere (Cerveteri). Female heads alternated with those of satyrs along the edge of the roof. The satyrs have skin painted red to show that they are males, while the females have skin painted either white or black. Both maenads wear the large earrings fashionable in the 5th-4th centuries BC.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical World - Etruscan World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
Italian Gallery (28 Mar 1951 - 1958) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical Gallery: Etruscan (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M. 2005. Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 257-259, no. 288View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 35, no. 52View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 33, fig. 10View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.158, no.261View Objects related to this

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