Location: On Display in the Etruscan Italy Gallery

From: Italy | Etruria | Caere

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS1803
Current Location Etruscan Italy Gallery - On Display
Provenience Italy | Etruria | Caere
Locus Temple
Date Made 499-300 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Terracotta
Iconography Female Head

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.

Height 46 cm
Width 50.2 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896
Other Number 1092 - Stevenson Etruscan Series Number

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