Antefix

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Campania, Italy

Dimensions

23.4 x 18.9 cm (9 3/16 x 7 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.234 H. 0.189 L. of base

Accession Number

01.7997

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Conventionalized flower in the center of which is a gorgoneion. Traces of red on back-ground; green at the base of the leaves of flower; hair and eyes black; the rest of the decoration blue.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from Rome); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution