Antefix

Italic, Etruscan
Etrusco-Roman
Third quarter of the 6th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Etruria, Falerii Veteres (Civitas Castellana)

Dimensions

Height: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.195 H.

Accession Number

01.7913

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Eyes, brows and hair are black; the stephane has alternating bars of black and red, and on the veil are black and red chevrons alternating. On the background are remains of black and red rays. From Civita Castellana.

Cf. MNR, III, 1, no.8

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome: known to be from Civita Castellana.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution